S&B’s Burger Joint Pays It Forward to Fight Hunger

$1 Donated to Regional Food Bank for Every Frankenburger Sold in October

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 10, 2017 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is once again teaming up with S&B’s Burger Joint to fight hunger in Oklahoma, one burger at a time. For every Frankenburger purchased in October, S&B's will donate $1 to the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs. The Frankenburger is available at S&B’s eight metro area locations. 

"Paying it forward and supporting our communities is a key core value for S&B’s. We are honored to be able to partner with the Regional Food Bank once again to fight childhood hunger," said Shannon Roper, co-owner of S&B’s Burger Joint. "We love that our guests get to join with us in helping to feed hungry children in Oklahoma."

One in four children in Oklahoma faces hunger every day. Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided more than 3 million meals to chronically hungry children through Food for Kids childhood hunger programs, which includes the Backpack Program, Kids Café and the School Pantry Program. 

  • Through the Backpack Program, elementary school students receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays. During the most recent school year, 24,371 students in 500 schools participated in the Backpack Program. That’s 5,555 more chronically hungry elementary school children added to the program from the year before.
  • The School Pantry Program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over weekends. The School Pantry Program ended last school year serving nearly 5,770 students at 167 schools. 
  • The Kids Café afterschool program provides food, mentoring, tutoring and a variety of other activities to an average of 3,000 children each month at 34 sites in central and western Oklahoma.

“We are always grateful for S&B’s partnership in fighting childhood hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “No child should have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. That’s why the Food for Kids Programs are so important and why we are so appreciative of S&B’s Burger and their customers.”

For more information about S&B’s, including locations and hours, visit sandbburgers.com.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks.  The 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 Oklahoma’s hungry.  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.