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It’s Food Drive Time in Oklahoma

Donate to the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive This Saturday

 

(Oklahoma City) – May 11, 2018 – On May 12 help “Stamp Out Hunger” by participating in the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. Donations benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and its network of community-based partner agencies across central and western Oklahoma.

 

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. 

 

One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to healthy food.  Over the last five years, the Regional Food Bank has increased the number of clients served each week by 71 percent.  As the demand for food assistance continues to rise, the Regional Food Bank depends upon the generosity of the community to support its mission of “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.” 

 

“The Letter Carriers’ Food Drive is more important than ever,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.   “During the summer, utility bills skyrocket and children, who usually receive meals at school, may not have enough to eat. We are asking the community to help us by donating canned food items through the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive. We wouldn’t be able to help our neighbors living with hunger without your help.”

 

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 kmikles@regionalfoodbank.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.

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