(Oklahoma City) – Sept. 1, 2017 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites the public to join the fight against hunger in the state by participating in Hunger Action Month from Sept. 1-30.
“The goal of this month-long campaign is to bring awareness to the issue of hunger in communities and encouraging Oklahomans to take action,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Whether it’s volunteering with friends, making a donation or sharing information on social media, we can all make an impact and help our neighbors who are struggling with hunger.”
Working together, we can solve hunger in Oklahoma. Below are events and activities in support of Hunger Action Month:
For more information about Hunger Action Month, including an interactive calendar, visit regionalfoodbank.org/events.
Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation. Most of the clients served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hard working families who cannot make ends meet. Clients like Ann, a married mother of five, who shops for food at the Community Market of Pottawatomie County, an affiliate of the Regional Food Bank.
“My husband works full-time and I work part-time but it’s never enough,” she said. ”You strive to provide everything for your family but it’s a really big struggle with school supplies, school clothes, the rent. My passion is to always provide a meal for my family that's healthy, well put together and this place allows you to bring all those things together.”
Together, we can solve hunger. To make a donation, or for more information, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.
Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed more than 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs and schools 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 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 1,200 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.