(Oklahoma City) – May 7, 2018 – This Saturday, May 12, letter carriers in 194 cities across central and western Oklahoma will help “Stamp Out Hunger” by collecting canned food donations from households on their routes. Donations benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and its network of community-based partner agencies.
“Six days a week, our letter carriers work through rain, wind and heat to deliver your mail,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “They see the subtle changes in income and know which houses are struggling to put food on the table. We are proud to once again partner with the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive to nourish and care for the one in six Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food.”
To help “Stamp Out Hunger,” Oklahomans are encouraged to fill the plastic donation bag they receive in their mailbox this week, or any plastic bag, with canned food donations and place it by their mailbox on Saturday, May 12. Their letter carrier will do the rest. Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, rice and beans.
If your donation is missed, take it to your local post office. Monetary donations can also be made online at feedinghope.org or by calling 405-600-3136. Every dollar donated will provide four meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food.
The following 194 cities in central and western Oklahoma are participating in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive: Ada, Aline, Allen, Altus, Alva, Amber, Ames, Anadarko, Apache, Arapaho, Arcadia, Ardmore, Asher, Atoka, Atwood, Balko, Beaver, Bennington, Bethany, Bethel Acres, Binger, Bison, Blackwell, Blanchard, Bokchito, Boley, Braman, Buffalo, Butler, Burns Flat, Cache, Caddo, Calera, Calumet, Calvin, Canute, Carnegie, Carney, Carrier, Cashion, Cement, Central High, Chandler, Chattanooga, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Chickasha, Choctaw, Cleveland, Clinton, Colbert, Comanche, Cordell, Crawford, Crescent, Cushing, Custer City, Cyril, Davis, Dill City, Duke, Duncan, Durant, Durham, Edmond, El Reno, Elgin, Elk City, Enid, Erick, Fletcher, Forgan, Fort Sill, Fort Supply, Foss, Frederick, Gate, Geronimo, Glencoe, Goltry, Goodwell, Gould, Gracemont, Grandfield, Granite, Guthrie, Guymon, Harrah, Healdton, Helena, Hennessey, Hinton, Hobart, Holdenville, Hollis, Hooker, Indiahoma, Jet, Jones, Kingfisher, Kingston, Konawa, Laverne, Leedey, Lexington, Lindsay, Lone Grove, Loyal, Luther, Madill, Mangum, Mannsville, Marietta, Marlow, Maud, May, Maysville, McLoud, Mead, Medford, Meeker, Midwest City, Milburn, Minco, Mooreland, Mulhall, Mustang, Nardin, Nash, Newalla, Newcastle, Newkirk, Ninnekah, Noble, Norman, Oakland, Okarche, Okeene, Okemah, Oklahoma City, Paden, Pauls Valley, Pawnee, Perkins, Piedmont, Pink, Ponca City, Prague, Purcell, Reydon, Ringling,
Rush Springs, Sayre, Seiling, Seminole, Shartel, Shattuck, Shawnee, Slaughterville, Snyder, Sparks, Spencer, Springer, Stillwater, Stratford, Stroud, Sulphur, Sweetwater, Taloga, Tecumseh, Temple, Thomas, Tishomingo, Tonkawa, Tuttle, Union City, Vici, The Village, Walters, Washington, Watonga, Waukomis, Waurika, Weatherford, Weleetka, Wellston, Wetumka, Wewoka, Wilson, Woodward, Wright City, Wynnewood, Yale and Yukon.
For more information about the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office or contact Kallie Mikles at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-600-3193.
The Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is presented by APMEX.com and the Cresap Family Foundation. The drive is also sponsored by: AFL-CIO, Allen Lund Company, American Fidelity Foundation, Ascent Resources, Bank of Oklahoma, Chesapeake Energy, Commerce Bank, Devon Energy, JAKE FM, KOMA, The Journal Record, Lamar Outdoor, La Zeta, Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, Magic 104.1 KMGL, Morning Star Storage, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Association of Rural Letter Carriers, News 9, OGE Energy Corp., Oklahoma City Firefighters Assoc. Local 157, The Oklahoman, OU Medicine, Riverwind Casino, Tapstone Energy, Tyler Outdoor, U.S. Postal Service, United Way of Central Oklahoma and Valpak.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.