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Students can fight hunger this fall in Kay County

Beverly Bryant - August 28, 2018 2:57 pm

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites schools and students to join in the fight against hunger by participating in the 14th annual Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive, Sept. 24 through Nov. 16. Food donations stay local and help fight hunger in Kay County.

Every dollar donated will provide the equivalent of four meals to Oklahomans with inconsistent access to nutritious food. Students are encouraged to raise funds and non-perishable food donations to help the Regional Food Bank reach its goal of providing at least 400,000 meals for hungry families, children and seniors.

“Students Against Hunger is a great opportunity for students to become aware of hunger in their own communities and to help make a difference,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “This drive occurs right before the holidays, so pantries will have the food they need for families.”

Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest state in the nation, where one in four children faces 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.

To sign up to participate in Students Against Hunger, visit regionalfoodbank.org/SAH, call Jackie Dobson at 405-600-3193 or email [email protected].

The Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive is presented by APMEX.com. Additional sponsors include Devon Energy Corporation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Working together, we can end childhood hunger in Oklahoma. Thanks to a generous offer from the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Lezlie and David Hudiburg and David Gorham and an anonymous donor, every donation to the Food for Kids Programs through Sept. 30 will be matched – up to $150,000. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us or call (405) 600-3136.

 

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,200 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 746 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, call 405-972-1111, visit regionalfoodbank.org, find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rfbo.

 

 

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