(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 16, 2017 – Thanks to the generosity of Perk Place Café and local residents, more than $15,200 has been raised for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs, which has ensured that 76 chronically hungry students receive food throughout the school year.
Perk Place Café donates 25 cents of every transaction from its location at 1649 W. 33rd Rd. in Edmond to the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids programs. Perk Place also makes people’s lives a little sweeter by offering free coffee from 7 to 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday, for a donation to local charities.
“Nothing changes lives like the act of giving,” said owner Jeff Meyer. “Being able to give back to the community and raise money for charitable causes is what the café is all about.”
Perk Place Café specializes in specialty breakfast, lunch, catering and locally roasted coffee, espresso and cappuccinos. The Café also has two other locations: 14600 N. Portland Ave. in Oklahoma City and 525 Central Park Dr. in Oklahoma City.
Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided the equivalent of nearly three million meals to chronically hungry children through Food for Kids childhood hunger programs, which includes the School Pantry program.
The School Pantry Program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over the weekends. The majority of school pantry coordinators report positive outcomes for children enrolled in the program, including improved attention, academic performance and attendance.
One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food. The Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest private hunger-relief organization, providing enough food to feed more than 126,000 hungry Oklahomans every week through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs.
For more information 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 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.