Join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma in fighting hunger in Oklahoma by making an end of the year tax deductible gift. Through Jan. 15, 2016, Oklahomans can make a $1 million total impact in the fight against hunger this holiday season! Every dollar donated will be matched, up to $500,000, thanks to Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Cresap Family Foundation.
“As the holiday season comes to life in our community, many Oklahomans are giving thanks for what they have, and looking forward to sharing meals and stories with loved ones,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “But for many families in Oklahoma it means there may not be enough food to go around. Your year-end gift helps ensure everyone has access to food this winter.”
Donations raised through the match will provide food for chronically hungry children in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties, including Jackson County. One in four children in Oklahoma has inconsistent access to food. The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed 116,000 Oklahomans every week, 37 percent of whom are children.
“One mother almost had to choose between buying medicine and buying food for her family,” shared a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank. “Luckily, we were able to provide the food so she didn’t have to choose.”
The Regional Food Bank works with partner agencies year-round to help fight childhood hunger in Jackson County, including: Operation Care Ministries, Salvation Army – Altus, Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group – Altus, Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group – Altus, Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group Nutrition and Tamarack Road Church of Christ. With the help of these partner agencies, the Regional Food Bank distributed 374,688 pounds of food to Jackson County residents last year.
It’s not too late to make a difference this holiday season. Consider a gift to the Regional Food Bank in honor or in memory of a loved one. For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.600.3136.
The Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest private hunger-relief organization, providing enough food to feed more than 116,000 hungry Oklahomans every week through a network of more than 1,250 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.