Monday, November 12, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced her eighth annual Feeding Oklahoma Drive has reached a successful conclusion. The month-long drive, which ended October 31, benefited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and their partner agencies across the state.
“As governor of the great state of Oklahoma, I am always proud of how generous our citizens can be,” said Fallin. “That generosity is never more evident than when neighbors help neighbors; that’s what you’ve done by supporting my Feeding Oklahoma Drive. You have helped put food on the table for thousands of hungry Oklahomans, and I am so grateful. Thank you for joining the Oklahoma Food Banks and me in fighting hunger and feeding hope.”
Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the hungriest states in the nation. Feeding Oklahoma comes at a critical time, as the need for food assistance increases during the fall and winter months. Preliminary numbers indicate that the drive generated more than 200,000 meals for Oklahoma families, children, and seniors living with hunger. For more on this year’s Feeding Oklahoma Drive visit feedingoklahoma.org or email email@example.com.
Governor Mary Fallin’s Feeding Oklahoma Drive was presented by the Chickasaw Nation in partnership with the following presenting sponsors: APMEX.com, Devon Energy, Marathon Oil and OneOK. Additional sponsors included Bob Moore Auto Group and Dolese Bros. Co.
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 Oklahoma’s hungry. For more information, click here.
About the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Founded in 1981, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is one of the largest, private hunger-relief organizations in Oklahoma. With branches in Tulsa and McAlester, it distributes food to people in need through 720 programs and Partner Agencies in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. Feeding programs include emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, child feeding programs, senior feeding programs, and veteran’s initiatives. In addition, the Food Bank helps raise public awareness about hunger and the role of food banking in alleviating hunger. For more information, visit okfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/okfoodbank or follow us on Twitter @okfoodbank and Instagram @okfoodbank.org.