Natural Grocers and Regional Food Bank Partnership Bags Hunger

Bring Your Own Bag Program Raises Donations to Fight Hunger Year-Round

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 7, 2016 – Natural Grocers continues to partner with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in raising donations to feed the community while helping the environment.  When shoppers bring their own bags to Natural Grocers, the store donates a nickel the Regional Food Bank for every bag. Over the past five years, more than $15,800 has been donated by Natural Grocers to fight hunger in central and western Oklahoma.

“We are so pleased to help support local food banks, like the Regional Food Bank,” said Carol Matthews, customer service manager at Natural Grocers.  “Commitment to our community is one of our five founding principles, so being a conduit for fulfilling that promise is so rewarding.”

One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food.   Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet. 

Together, we can solve hunger.  For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-600-3136.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 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 644 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.

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