(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 26, 2018 – Thanks to the continued generosity of Perk Place Café, since 2014 years more than $24,400 has been donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids Programs to fight childhood hunger. Perk Place Café donates 25 cents of every transaction at its Edmond location, located at 1649 W. 33rd Rd., to fight childhood hunger.
“Nothing changes lives like the act of giving,” said Jeff Meyer, owner of Pike Place Café. “Being able to give back to the community and raise money for charitable causes is what the café is all about.”
In addition to supporting the Regional Food Bank, Perk Place collects donations each month for various nonprofits around Oklahoma.
Perk Place Café serves locally roasted coffee, espresso and cappuccinos, offers specialty breakfast and lunch options, and features a large catering menu. Perk Place offers free coffee from 7 to 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday.
Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided millions of meals to chronically hungry children across central and western Oklahoma through Food for Kids Programs, which includes Summer Feeding Program.
“The need for food in central and western Oklahoma is urgent year-round, but it is especially significant during the summer when children do not have access to the meals and services that are provided during the school year,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “That’s why Perk Place’s support of Food for Kids is so important – it helps us provide hope, in the form of food, to the one in four children that has inconsistent access to healthy food in the state.”
The Summer Feeding Program provides free meals to children 18 and under over the long summer months when free and reduced price meals are not available at school. This summer, more than 130 sites across central and western Oklahoma will provide meals to children living with hunger. For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.
Volunteers are urgently needed to pack meals fresh meals for Summer Feeding. Volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. At least 25 volunteers are needed per shift each day to ensure that the meals will be available for children over the summer. Sign up to volunteer at regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3160.
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 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 653 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.