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Hunger Doesn’t Take a Summer Break

Free Meals for Children During the Summer

June 4, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY – For thousands of children, the end of school means three long months of wondering whether or not they will have enough food to eat. Fortunately, children 18 and under can get a nutritious lunch, and/or snack through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding program at selected sites from June 3 through July 27.

“One in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger every day,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank.  “No child should have to worry where their next meal will come from.  This program ensures that children will receive adequate nutrition during the summer months when school meals are not available.”

Meals will be provided to all children age 18 and younger, without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. The Regional Food Bank will provide free summer meals at the following sites and times:

  • Ambassador Courts Housing, operating June 3 through July 26, located at 800 S.E. 15th St. in Oklahoma City.   The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 2:15 to 2:45 p.m. and the location is closed on July 5.
  • Bethany YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 3400 N. Mueller in Bethany. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is served from 3:45 - 4:30 p.m.  The location is closed on July 5.
  • Boys and Girls Club - Memorial Park, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 3535 N. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1:30 p.m. and breakfast is served from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
  • Boys and Girls Club - Salvation Army, operating June 3 through July 26, located at 2808 S.E. 44th in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 3:45 p.m.  The location is closed on July 5.
  • Camp Village-Village Christian Church, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 9401 Ridgeview Dr. in the Village. The site is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to1 p.m.  and snack is served from 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Capitol Hill Church of Christ, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 2801 S. Robinson Ave. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.  Lunch is from 11:30 a.m.to 12:15 p.m. and snack is served from 1:30 to 2 p.m.   The location is closed on June 6, 13, 20 and 27 and July 3, 11, 18 and 25.
  • Center for Children & Families (Summer Camp), operating June 3 through July 25, located at 621 Sunrise in Norman. This location is only providing snacks and is closed June 7, 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12 and 19.
  • Chickasha YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 725 W. Chickasha Ave. in Chickasha. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • City of Norman Little Axe Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 1000 N.E. 168th Ave. in Norman. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and the location is closed on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and 26.
  • Community Action Northeast, operating June 17 through July 26, located at 3401 N.E. 16th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 12:30 p.m. and snack is served from 9 to 9:30 a.m.  The location is closed June 21 and 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and 26.
  • Divine Wisdom, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 8320 N.E. 10th in Midwest City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and snack is served from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Douglass Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 900 Martin Luther King Blvd. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is served from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Downtown YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 1 N.W. 4th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and snack is from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Edmond YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 1220 S. Rankin in Edmond. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and snack is 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Edwards Elementary, operating June 10 through July 12, located at N.E. Grand Blvd. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. and snack is from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m.
  • Emery's Extravaganza, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 6718 N MLK Blvd. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is served from 11 a.m.to 12:45 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 4:45 p.m.  The location is closed on July 12, 19 and 26.
  • Freedom School, operating June 17 through July 24, located at 1901 Springlake Dr. in Oklahoma City. Lunch is from 12 to 12:30 p.m. and snack is from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.
  • Hathaway Park, operating June 10 through July 31, located at 3916 S. Lindsay in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 2 to 2:30 p.m.  The location is closed on July 5.
  • I Can Family Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 3200 N.W 48th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 11:45 a.m.to 12:45 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Lexington Church, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 631 E. Ash in Lexington. Lunch is from 12-1 p.m.
  • Macklanburg YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 2234 N.W. 117th in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 4 p.m.  The location is closed on June 5, 12, 16, 19 and 26 and July 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31.
  • McKinley Park Center, operating June 3 to July 31, located at 1300 N. McKinley Ave. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 1 to 2 p.m. and snack is served from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Melrose Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 7800 Melrose Lane in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 1 to 2 p.m. and snack is served 3 to 3:30
  • Memorial Assembly of God, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 701 W. Monroe in Purcell. Lunch is from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Metro Tech Academy, operating June 3 through July 24, located at 1901 Springlake Dr. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 11 a.m.to 12:30 p.m. and snack is served from 2:30 to 2:45 p.m.  The location is closed on July 5.
  • Midwest City YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 2817 N. Woodcrest in Midwest City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and snack is served from 3:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Minnis Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 12520 N.E. 36th St. in Spencer. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is served from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Neighborhoods in Action, operating June 17 through July 19, located at 1124 N. Douglas in Midwest City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 12:30 p.m. and afternoon snack is served from 3 to 3:15 p.m.
  • North Side YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 10000 N. Pennsylvania Ave. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Thursday.   Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is served 3 to 4 p.m.  The location is closed on June 7, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and 26.
  • Northwest Baptist Church, operating June 10 through July 19, located at 3030 N.W. 23rd St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 4 p.m.  The location is closed on July 3 and 5.
  • Northwest Optimist, operating June 10 through July 26, located at 3301 N. Grand Blvd. in Oklahoma. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is served from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Oak Grove Housing, operating June 3 through July 26, located at 3301 S.W. 17th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 2:15-2:45 p.m. and the location is closed on July 5.
  • Pilot Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 1435 N.W. 2nd in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Pitts Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 1920 N. Kate Ave. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.   Lunch is from 1 to 2 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Rockwell YMCA, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 8300 Glade Ave. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Thursday.  Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and snack is from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Rockwood Elementary School, operating June 10 through July 19, located at Woodson Park at 3405 S. May in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1p.m. and snack is from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Schilling Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 539 S.E. 25th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 2:30 to 3 p.m.
  • Sellers Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 8301 S. Villa in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 3:30 p.m.
  • Shiloh Camp, operating June 3 through July 26, located at 698 N.E. 70th in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12:30 to 1:10 p.m. and snack is from 4:15 to 4:45 p.m.  The location is closed on June 24 through 28, July 1 through 5, 29 and 31.
  • Sooner Haven Housing, operating June 3 to July 31, located at 1444 N.E. 36th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m.
  • Southern Oaks Community Center, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 400 S.W. 66th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 3 to 3:30 p.m.  The location is closed on July 5.
  • St. Jude Missionary Baptist Church, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 1001 N.W. 92nd St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.   Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and snack is from 2:50 to 3:15 p.m.
  • The Sparrow House, operating June 3 through July 31, located at W. Boyd St. in Norman. Lunch is from 11 a.m.-12 p.m. and the location is closed on June 7, 14, 21 and 28 and July 5, 12, 19 and 26.
  • Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, operating June 10 to July 19, located at 320 N.W. 79th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 2 to 2:30 p.m.
  • Urban Mission Jets Summer Academy, operating June 24 through July 12, located at 3823 S. Shields in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 12:30 p.m. and snack is from 2:45 to 3 p.m.
  • Urban League of Greater OKC, operating June 3 through July 26, located at 3900 N. Martin Luther King Blvd. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m. and snack is from 3:30 to 4 p.m.  The location is closed on July 5.
  • US Grant High School, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 5016 S Pennsylvania in Oklahoma City.  The site is open Monday through Friday.  Lunch is from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and snack is from 10 to 10:30 a.m. 
  • Will Rogers Courts Housing, operating June 3 through July 31, located at 1635 S.W. 15th St. in Oklahoma City. The site is open Monday through Friday.   Lunch is from 12 to 1 p.m.

Last summer, the Regional Food Bank provided more than 166,000 meals at 63 sites to children through the Summer Feeding program, which includes the federal Summer Food Service Program, and a private Feeding Our Future program sponsored by Sodexo. 

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:
United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Director

Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Ave.

SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

or call 800.795.3272 USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

For more information on the program, contact Katie Honea at khonea@regionalfoodbank.org or 405.600.3141. To make a donation to Regional Food Bank, call 405.604.7111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.  

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 470 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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