(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 7, 2018 – Feeding America awarded the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma with a $10,000 grant from Red Nose Day 2017 to fight childhood hunger in Oklahoma. This grant will feed 100 chronically hungry middle and high school students for an entire school year through the nonprofit’s School Pantry Program.
One in four Oklahoma children has inconsistent access to healthy food. The Regional Food Bank is working hard to end childhood hunger in Oklahoma through the School Pantry Program, which provides middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over weekends and school holidays.
“We are tasked with setting up the next generation for success, which also strengthens Oklahoma communities in Oklahoma,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “That’s what fighting childhood hunger is a priority for the Regional Food Bank, and why this donation to our School Pantry Program is so important.”
Red Nose Day works to end child poverty. Donations from Red Nose Day 2017 supported child hunger programs in all 200 Feeding America network food banks, like the Regional Food Bank. With the support of millions of generous Americans, hundreds of celebrities and many outstanding partners, in just three years, Red Nose Day has raised more than $100 million to help end child poverty around the world.
Working together, we can end childhood. Learn more about how the Regional Food Bank is fighting childhood hunger to give future Oklahomans the nourishment needed to thrive at 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.