S&B’S Burger Pays It Forward to Fight Childhood Hunger in June

$1 Donated to Regional Food Bank for Every Indian Taco Burger Sold

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 8, 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 Indian Taco Burger purchased in June, S&B's will donate $1 to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Food for Kids Programs.  The Indian Taco Burger 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.  "Working with all our guests, we will raise a lot of money to help feed the hungry children in Oklahoma."

One in four children in Oklahoma face hunger every day.  Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided millions meals to chronically hungry children through Food for Kids childhood hunger programs: Backpack Program, Kids Cafe, Summer Feeding, and School Pantries. 

  • Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food on Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays. Every $200 raised will support a child in the Backpack Program for an entire year. During the 2016 - 2017 school year, more than 21,000 students in 500 schools participated in the Backpack Program. That’s 3,000 more chronically hungry elementary school children added joined the program this year alone.
  • 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 5,465 students at 165 schools. 
  • The Kids Cafe 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.
  • The Summer Feeding program provides meals to children 18 and under throughout the long summer months when free and reduced price meals are not available at school. This summer, more than 120 sites in central and western Oklahoma will provide meals to children struggling with hunger. For more information about Summer Feeding, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.  For a list of Summer Feeding sites in your area, text FOOD to 877877.

“We are grateful for S&B’s partnership in fighting childhood hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “Over the summer, families struggling to make ends meet are challenged to replace the meals children receive during the school year. This is why programs like the Regional Food Bank’s Summer Feeding program is so critical.”

Every $200 raised through this partnership will provide nourishing food for a chronically hungry child for an entire school year. For more information about S&B’s, including locations and hours, visit sandbburgers.com.

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

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 126,000 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 653 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.