(OKLAHOMA CITY) – July 30, 2018 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has received a $50,000 grant from Morgan Stanley through Feeding America. The grant will expand the nonprofit’s Kids Café program by adding a total of six new sites in underserved areas in Oklahoma City and rural communities. The new sites will serve an estimated 16,250 meals for children.
“We are so very grateful to Morgan Stanley for the support we needed to add new Kids Café sites,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We are excited to know that even more children will have access to nutritious healthy food after school and during the summer months.”
The Kids Café Program is an afterschool and summer program that provides food, mentoring, tutoring and other activities and is one of the nonprofit’s Food for Kids Programs. The Regional Food Bank partners with organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma County and the YMCA to implement the current 34 Kids Cafés in the metro area. With the grant funding, the Regional Food Bank will open two Kids Café sites in northeast Oklahoma City. In addition, staff is working with community partners and will open four new Kids Café sites in several rural communities.
One in four Oklahoma children lives with hunger. Working together, we can end childhood hunger. For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a donation, 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.