(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 3, 2017 – Marathon Oil recently donated $30,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to help fight childhood hunger. This donation will support 300 children in one of the nonprofit’s Food for Kids Programs.
“Children should never have to worry about where their next meal is coming from,” said Jeffrey Burro, drilling superintendent with Marathon Oil. “At Marathon Oil, we feel a responsibility to give back to the community and this donation is a step toward fulfilling that responsibility.”
One in four children in Oklahoma has inconsistent access to healthy food. Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided the equivalent of more than 3 million meals to chronically hungry children through the Food for Kids childhood hunger programs, which includes the Backpack Program and School Pantry Program.
“We are so grateful to Marathon Oil for this generous gift,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “This donation is key to helping children prosper because learning can’t begin until hunger ends.”
Together, we can solve childhood hunger. To make a tax-deductible donation, visit regionalfoodbank.org/donate or call 405-972-1111.
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 Oklahoma’s hungry. 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.