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Baseball Star Matt Kemp Scores Against Hunger

Donates $23,000 to Regional Food Bank

February 6, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – Los Angeles Dodgers Outfielder Matt Kemp, an Oklahoma native who played baseball at Midwest City High School, is passionate about giving back to the community and helping others.  Kemp recently donated $23,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma through his Score Against Hunger campaign. 

Kemp has been a long time supporter of the Food Bank.  Last winter, he volunteered at the Regional Food Bank; made a $10,000 gift to fight hunger in the state; and kicked off Score Against Hunger. 

“Not only is Matt Kemp a great baseball player, he is also dedicated to positively impacting our community,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “We are extremely grateful for Matt’s commitment to fighting hunger in Oklahoma.  Also, thanks to the Chesapeake Energy match, his  gift will provide 230,000 meals to hungry Oklahomans this winter.”

Be a part of the solution.  To make a tax-deductible donation to the Regional Food Bank call 405.604.7111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org. 

Download photos from the check presentation here.

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 463 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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