Oklahoma County Farm Bureau Doubles Annual Donation to Seeds of Hope

Program Empowers Oklahomans to Grow Fresh Produce and Eat Healthier

(OKLAHOMA CITY)  – (Jan. 31, 2018) – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma received a $2,000 check from the Oklahoma County Farm Bureau in support of the nonprofit’s Seeds of Hope initiative through its Urban Harvest program.

“The Oklahoma County Farm Bureau has been supporting Seeds of Hope since 2014 and doubled their donation this year,” said Mason Weaver, director of Urban Harvest at the Regional Food Bank.  “Thanks to their help, we will be able to empower even more Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food to grow in their own gardens.”

Urban Harvest is the educational gardening program of the Regional Food Bank. In addition to growing fresh fruits and vegetables on-site at the Regional Food Bank, the program provides gardening support to the organization’s community-based partner agencies and charitable projects throughout the state. Through the Seeds of Hope initiative, the Regional Food Bank supplies garden seeds to its partner agencies to improve Oklahoman’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables.  Last year, more than 11,080 packets of garden seeds were distributed to Oklahomans living with hunger.

The Regional Food Bank places a priority on increasing the volume of fresh fruits and vegetables it distributes throughout central and western Oklahoma. Last year, the nonprofit distributed more than 12.9 million pounds of produce, representing nearly 25 percent of total food distribution. 

Food has the power to transform lives. For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a donation, visit regionalfoodbank.org 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 Oklahomans living with hunger. 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 the Oklahoma Farm Bureau
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is Oklahoma’s largest general farm organization, which has represented Oklahoma’s family farmers and ranchers since 1942. Through grassroots leadership, OKFB provides a voice for Oklahoma agriculture and rural Oklahoma as the organization strives to improve the lives of rural Oklahomans through advocacy, education and member benefits. To learn more about OKFB, visit okfarmbureau.org

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