Norman Family Has Raised More than 1.9 Million Meals for Hungry Oklahomans

Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry Shines Light on Hunger

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 26, 2017 – Since 2008, the Downs Family Christmas Light Ministry in Norman has raised $277,625 and 681,965 pounds of food, which has provided more than 1.9 million meals for hungry Oklahomans.  This year alone, thanks to support from the community, $33,019 and 9,444 pounds of food were raised.

The annual Christmas Light Show, which ran from Thanksgiving through January 1st, featured more than 12.5 miles of lights dancing to a variety of Christmas songs.  For more information about the Downs Family Christmas visit

Oklahoma consistently ranks among the hungriest states in America. In fact, one in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day.  The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes, and working families who cannot make ends meet. 

Together, we can solve hunger.  To make a tax-deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank, call 405.600.3136 or visit

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