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Make Your Tax Refund Count

Pay it Forward to Help Feed the Hungry

January 31, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY - It’s easy to “pay it forward” this tax season.  If you are receiving a refund on your individual, joint or corporate 2010 Oklahoma tax return, you may now donate a portion of your refund to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. By checking the box for “Oklahoma Food Banks” on Schedule 511- G, a portion of your tax return can provide hope, in the form of food, to more families, seniors and children throughout Oklahoma. 

“Over half a million Oklahomans struggle with hunger every day,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation – ranking fifth in food insecurity.  Please make a donation today to help feed those in need.”

During fiscal year 2010, the Regional Food Bank distributed more than 36.5 million pounds of food and products to hungry Oklahomans in 53 central and western counties.  Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank will provide seven meals to hungry Oklahomans in need. 

To learn more about the Regional Food Bank visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.972.1111.  Connect online with the Regional Food Bank at twitter.com/rfbo or facebook.com/regionalfoodbank.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is a private, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that acts as a link through which the food industry and community may donate food and other goods. The products are then distributed to nearly 700 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. In the last fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 36.5 million pounds of food and product to help the charitable community effectively feed people in need. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 381 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  Visit regionalfoodbank.org to see the new counter that tracks the pounds and meals distributed every second.

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