S&B's Pay it Forward Tuesday Benefits Regional Food Bank on September 20

20 Percent of Proceeds Helps Fight Hunger in Oklahoma

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Sept. 16, 2016 – This Tuesday, September 20 S&B’s Burger Joint will donate 20 percent of sales generated by the Regional Food Bank from its location at 123 E. State Highway 152 in Mustang to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

“S&B’s is a valued partner in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “Over the last three years, S&B’s has raised nearly $7,000 for the Regional Food Bank. We thank them, and their patrons, for their continued support.”

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Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, where one in four children struggles with hunger every day. Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet. 

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma provides enough food to feed 116,000 Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of whom are childrenLast school year, the Regional Food Bank also provided millions of meals for chronically hungry children through its Food for Kids childhood hunger programs, which includes the Backpack Program.  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. 

“One of my kindergarten students asks me every day if it is Backpack Day,” shared a Backpack Program coordinator.  “He tells me Friday is his favorite day because he knows he won't be hungry that night.”

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 more than 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,200 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

Together, we can solve childhood hunger. Every donation to Food for Kids between now and September 30 will be matched, up to $150,000, thanks to the generosity of the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Top of the World, David Gorham and two anonymous families. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us or call 405-600-3136. For more information, visit regionalfoodbank.org.

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 116,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,200 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 644 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.

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