Pay it forward to help feed hungry Oklahomans

Team Radio Marketing Group - January 29, 2018 1:41 pm

It’s easy to “pay it forward” this tax season.  Oklahomans receiving a refund on their individual, joint or corporate 2017 Oklahoma tax return, can donate a portion of their refund to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

By checking the box for “Oklahoma Food Banks” on Schedule 511- G, a portion of tax returns will provide hope, in the form of food, to hardworking families, seniors living on fixed incomes and chronically hungry children throughout Oklahoma.

“One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to healthy food,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank will provide four meals to our neighbors in need of our help.  If every Oklahoman donated a portion of their tax return, hardworking families struggling to make ends meet would have enough food to put on their table this winter.”

In Kay County, the Regional Food Bank works with 17 partner agencies to fight hunger year-round.  Agencies include: Associated Charities, DHS Kay County in Newkirk, DHS Kay County – Ponca City, Friendship Feast, House of Prayer of Blackwell, Marland Children’s Home, McCord Senior Citizens Center, Northern Oklahoma Youth Services, Opportunity Center, Peachtree Landing Inc., Ponca City Welfare, Salvation Army in Ponca City, Survivor Resource Network, Inc., The Mission, Tonkawa Community Food Bank, Wheatheart and Wheatheart Nutrition in Blackwell.  Last fiscal year, 680,613 meals were provided to Kay County residents.

Together, we can end hunger in Oklahoma.  For more information, or to make a tax-deductible donation, call 405-972-1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.

 

 

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