(Norman, Okla.) – March 2, 2017 – This Saturday, March 4, Sooner Fans are encouraged to bring nonperishable food donations to the OU Men’s Basketball game at 2 p.m. to fight hunger. For each item donated, fans will receive a coupon for a free Whataburger. Donations benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Moore Food & Resource Center.
“We are excited to be able to help fight hunger with another Canned Food Drive at our Men’s Basketball Game vs. TCU,” said Kevin Henry, director of community relations at OU. “Not only are we constantly looking for ways to help our community, we look for ways that our fans can also help. This is a great opportunity for Sooner Fans and the Oklahoma Athletic Department to help the Regional Food Bank and Moore Food & Resource Center as they strive to fight hunger in Oklahoma.”
Donations will be collected at the East Side entrance at the Lloyd Noble Center. Most needed items include: canned meat, vegetables and fruit; rice and beans; and peanut butter.
The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes, and working families who cannot make ends meet.
This spring, Oklahomans can double the impact of their gifts to help feed even more seniors struggling with hunger. Through April 30, The Charles and Cassandra Bowen Charitable Foundation and Okie Express Auto Wash and its customers have teamed up to match donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Senior Feeding Programs – up to $125,000. To make a donation visit feedokseniors.org or call 405-600-3136.
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. For more information about the Regional Food Bank visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-972-1111.
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 587 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.