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Fall Break Program Fights Hunger

Lunches Available Over Fall Break

October 10, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY –  While many Oklahoma City Public School students are planning fun activities for fall break next week, others are forced to think about what they will do for food while school is out.  In OKCPS, nearly 90 percent of students participate in the free and reduced price meal program while school is in session. Thanks to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, and support from the community, any student 18 and under can receive lunch and a snack from 17 sites around the metro during the break.

“One in four children in Oklahoma will struggle with hunger today,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “So many things that people living in poverty have to think about are things that others take for granted.  Like having something to eat over fall break. A child should never have to worry about whether or not they will have food.”

Through this program, students can receive a sack lunch and a snack from October 14 through 25, Monday through Friday, at the following locations and times:

  • Camp Village YMCA, located at 9401 Ridgeview Drive in the Village.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1:00 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Douglass Recreation Center, located at 900 ML King in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 1 to 2 p.m. and a snack is served from 4 to 4:30p.m.
  • Downtown YMCA, located at 1 N.W. 4th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. through 12:15 p.m. and a snack is served from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • I Can Family Center, located at 3200 N.W. 48th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and a snack is served at 3:15 p.m.
  • McKinley Park, located at 1300 N. McKinley in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 1 to 2 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Minnis Recreation Center, located at 12520 N.E. 36th St. in Spencer.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Neighborhoods in Action, located at 1124 N Douglas in Midwest City.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 3:30p.m.
  • Northside YMCA, located at 10000 N. Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 4:00 p.m.
  • Northwest Optimist, located at 3301 N.W. Grand Blvd in Oklahoma City, 73116.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 3:30 p.m.*Note – this location is open Oct. 21 through Oct. 25.
  • Pilot Recreation Center, located at 1435 N.W. 2nd in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Pitts Recreation Center, located at 1920 N. Kate in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, located at 2808 S.E. 44th in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 12 to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Schilling Recreation Center, located at 539 S.E. 25th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Sellers Recreation Center, located at 8301 S. Villa in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and a snack is served from 4 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Southern Oaks Recreation Center, located at 400 S.W. 66th St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and snack is served from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • St. Jude Missionary Baptist Church, located at 1001 N.W. 92nd. St. in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and a snack is served from 2:50 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Urban League, located at 3900 N. Martin Luther King in Oklahoma City.  Lunch is served from 12 noon to 1 p.m. and a snack is served from 3:30 to 4 p.m.

Students who are already enrolled in the Food for Kids Backpack Program will receive an extra sack of food to take home on October 11.  Through the Backpack Program, children receive a backpack full of kid-friendly, non-perishable and nutritious food every Friday to sustain them over weekends and school holidays.

To make a tax-deductible donation, or find out more information about the Regional Food Bank, call 405.972.1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. In Fiscal Year 2013, the nonprofit distributed 47.9 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,000 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Each week, the organization provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,000 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 500 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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