(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Aug. 9, 2018 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has received a $12,000 grant from the Darden Foundation through Feeding America. The unrestricted grant will provide 48,000 meals for chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and families struggling to put food on the table. The Regional Food Bank is part of the Feeding America nationwide network of 200 food banks.
“Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest state in the nation, where one in four children lives with hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Hunger does not discriminate, and we are thankful to the Darden Foundation for joining us in ‘Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope’ throughout central and western Oklahoma.”
The Darden Foundation is committed to supporting families facing food insecurity in communities across the United States. Their commitment to help is demonstrated through their partnership with Feeding America and their network of 200 food banks across the nation. Feeding America has worked alongside The Darden Foundation for six years in the fight to end hunger. Thanks to their ongoing support, the Feeding America network has been able to help provide even more nutritious meals to families in need of assistance.
Working together, we can end hunger in Oklahoma. For more information about the Regional Food Bank, 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. 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 close to 660 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, call 405-972-1111, visit regionalfoodbank.org, find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rfbo.