Students Unite to Fight Hunger in Oklahoma

Registration for School Food and Fund Drive is Still Open

(Oklahoma City) – Aug. 26, 2016 – It’s not too late for schools to participate in the 12th annual Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive.

The drive runs from September 26 through November 11. Food donations stay local and help fight hunger in Oklahoma.

“Working together, students across our state can help solve hunger,” said Rodney W. Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “Every can that is donated will ensure our Oklahoma neighbors have enough to eat, and every dollar that is donated will provide the equivalent of five meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food.”

Students are encouraged to raise funds and non-perishable food donations to help the Regional Food Bank, and its partner agencies, reach their goal of providing at least 450,000 meals to hungry Oklahomans this winter. To sign up your school to participate in the drive, visit, call 405.600.3174 or e-mail

The Students Against Hunger food drive is presented by the Oklahoma County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, Devon Energy Corporation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

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.

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. 

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 or call 405-600-3136. For more information, visit

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; find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at