(OKLAHOMA CITY) – July 3, 2017 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has been awarded $5,000 from OK Foods, one of the largest fully-integrated chicken producers in the world. This donation will provide the equivalent of 25,000 meals for children, families and seniors struggling with hunger over the summer. More than 115 OK Foods employees also donated 285 hours of service to fighting hunger at the Regional Food Bank.
“OK Foods is committed to providing nourishment to people around the world,” said Trent Goins, chief executive officer of OK Foods. “We are proud of our employees who served at the Food Bank while our plant in Oklahoma City was undergoing repairs.”
Thanks to support from the community, and businesses like OK Foods, the Regional Food Bank is able to provide enough food to feed 126,000 Oklahomans each week.
“One in six Oklahomans face hunger every day,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “Over the summer months, many families are forced to choose between paying for electric bills to fight the heat and paying for food to fight the hunger. OK Foods’ donation of both money and time will help our neighbors who otherwise may have to make these tough decisions.”
It’s never too late to join the fight against hunger in Oklahoma. The Regional Food Bank is in urgent need of volunteers this summer. Volunteer tasks include: packing food for children in Hope’s Kitchen, bagging and boxing food products, assisting with mobile pantry distributions, and more. To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer.
Another way to fight hunger in the state is by making a donation. Each dollar donated provides the equivalent of five meals. For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a donation, call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org/summer.
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 653 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.
About OK Foods
Founded more than 80 years ago, OK Foods has evolved from a livestock and poultry feed manufacturer to one of the world’s largest fully-integrated chicken producers. In November 2011, OK Foods was integrated into Industrias Bachoco located in Celaya, Mexico. Today, the OK Foods family includes more than 3,000 team members who are dedicated to producing consistently high-quality chicken products and nourishing people around the world.
Learn more at www.okfoods.com