(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Dec. 20, 2017 – Yesterday, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was awarded $15,000 from WinCo Foods. Thanks to this donation, and the Holiday Match, the donation will provide 150,000 meals for Oklahomans living with hunger.
“We are proud to partner with the Regional Food Bank in fighting hunger and we are committed to helping our Oklahoma neighbors,” said Noah Fleisher, director of corporate communications at WinCo Foods.
WinCo also donates to the Regional Food Bank’s Retail Recovery program. Through this program, food retailers and manufacturers donate good, nutritious food to help feed chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families. This year alone, WinCo has donated enough food to provide more than 33,000 meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food.
“One in six Oklahomans faces hunger every day,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “I want to thank WinCo for their continued support in putting food on the table of our neighbors.”
Thanks to support from individual donors and businesses like WinCo, the Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed 136,000 Oklahomans each week in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma.
Hunger never takes a holiday. Thanks to a generous matching challenge from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation every gift received through Jan. 15 will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $600,000 for a total impact of $1.2 million. To make a tax-deductible donation, call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org. Once the match is met, every $1 donated will provide five meals for Oklahomans living with hunger.
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 1,300 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 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. 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.