Make Your Tax Refund Count

Pay it Forward to Help Feed Hungry Oklahomans

(Oklahoma City) – Jan. 29, 2018– It’s easy to “pay it forward” this tax season.  Oklahomans receiving a refund on their individual, joint or corporate 2017 Oklahoma tax return can donate a portion of their refund to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. By checking the box for “Oklahoma Food Banks” on Schedule 511- G, a portion of tax returns will provide hope, in the form of food, to hardworking families, seniors living on fixed incomes and chronically hungry children throughout Oklahoma. 

“One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to healthy food,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank will provide four meals to our neighbors in need of food.  If every Oklahoman donated a portion of their tax return, hardworking families struggling to make ends meet would have enough food to put on their table this winter.”

Together, we can end hunger in Oklahoma.  For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation, call 405-972-1111 or visit

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; find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at