Hunger Hits Homes This Summer in Oklahoma

Regional Food Bank Steps Up To Fight Childhood Hunger

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(Oklahoma City) – June 1, 2018 – This summer, any child 18 and under in Altus can receive free meals through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program.

“While most children enjoy summer break, many children in Oklahoma are going home to empty cupboards,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “During the summer, electricity bills are high.  Parents, who rely on free or reduced-priced school breakfasts and lunches, also have extra financial stress of providing meals for their children.

Thankfully, children can visit a Summer Feeding site to ensure they will have enough to eat.”

The Regional Food Bank will provided free summer meals at more than 130 sites in 31 central and western Oklahoma counties through the Summer Feeding Program.  For more information visit summerfeeding.org or call 405-972.1111.

Summer meals are provided through support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided equally and without charge to all children age 18 and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Director
Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Ave.
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272

Join the nonprofit in making it a hunger-free summer for seniors, families and children. Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank will provide the equivalent of four meals for Oklahomans living with hunger.  Donate online at regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-600-3136.

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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