Without Food Hot Summer Days Turn Into Hungry Nights

Donations Needed to Fight Hunger Across Central and Western Oklahoma

Download photos from the 2017 Summer Feeding program.

(OKLAHOMA CITY) — June 7, 2018 – Join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in making it a hunger-free summer for seniors on fixed incomes, hardworking families and chronically hungry children across central and western Oklahoma.

“When school ends for the summer, so does the best source of healthy, nutritious food for many children,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “Utility bills also skyrocket, forcing many Oklahomans to make tough choices like paying for utilities or food.  That’s why we need your help. Every dollar $10 donated to the Regional Food Bank will provide 40 meals for our neighbors in need of food assistance this summer.” 

Over the summer, Oklahomans turn to the Regional Food Bank and its community-based partners for help.  Families can also count on the nonprofit’s Summer Feeding Program to provide meals for students 18 and under. The Regional Food Bank will provided free summer meals at more than 130 sites in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties through the Summer Feeding program.  More information can be found at summerfeeding.org.

To support the Summer Feeding Program, the Regional Food Bank needs volunteers to pack fresh meals for children in its kitchen.  The nonprofit needs at least 25 volunteers per shift each day to ensure that the meals will be available for children over the summer.  Help fight childhood hunger by signing up to volunteer at regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3160.  To make a donation, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-600-3136.

Summer meals are provided through support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided equally and without charge to all children age 18 and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.  There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Director
Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Ave.
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call 800-795-3272

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.

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.

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