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Salvation Army in Ponca City Feeds More People

Joins Regional Food Bank in Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope

October 18, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma welcomes the Salvation Army in Ponca City to its network of more than 450 partner agencies in central and western Oklahoma.  Thanks to this new partnership, Ponca City residents have more access to emergency food assistance.

 “An estimated 18 percent of people in Kay County will struggle with hunger today,” said Capt. John Robbins, commanding officer at the Salvation Army in Ponca City.  “As a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank, we will be better able to serve the hungry in our community.”

The Salvation Army, which is located at 601 S 3rd St., is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 3 p.m.  The agency has both a food pantry and a homeless shelter to assist those in need.

“Last year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 459,000 pounds of product to Ponca City, which provided more than 35,000 meals to residents,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “This year, the Salvation Army will assist with distributing those pounds.”

More than 600,000 Oklahomans struggle with hunger every day.  The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed 90,000 people each week.  During Fiscal Year 2011, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma distributed a record-breaking 46.2 million pounds of food and product through a network of more than 825 partner agencies and schools throughout 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. 

Help fight hunger in Oklahoma today.  For more information contact the Salvation Army at 580.762.7501 or the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma at 405.972.1111.

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 825 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. In fiscal year 2011, the Food Bank distributed 46.2 million pounds of food and product to help the charitable community effectively feed people in need. Since its inception in 1980, the Food Bank has distributed more than 414 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry. Visit regionalfoodbank.org or scan the QR code below to learn more.

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