Regional Food Bank Continues to Feed Children, Families and School Personnel

Provides Supplemental Food Assistance to Oklahomans While Schools Are Closed

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – April 3, 2018 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma continues to feed families with school-age children and school personnel impacted by school closures.

“We are committed to ensuring Oklahoma students, families and impacted school personnel have enough to eat while schools are closed – and beyond,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “I want to thank our partners, volunteers and donors for their commitment to ending hunger in Oklahoma. The work we do would not be possible without support from the community.”

Families with school-age children and impacted school personnel in need of food assistance can visit regionalfoodbank.org/gethelp or call 405-972-1111 to find a pantry or feeding site in their community.

To make a donation to provide food assistance during the teacher walkout, visit regionalfoodbank.org/supportstudents.

The Regional Food Bank is in need of 150 volunteers this week to help pack food boxes for families impacted by the teacher walkout. Visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer to review the available shifts and register or call 405-600-3161.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization. Last year, the Regional Food Bank of distributed more than 52 million pounds of food through a network of 1,300 community-based charitable feeding programs and schools throughout 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

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.

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