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Pork Council Feeds Hungry Oklahomans

Donates more than 38,000 Meals to Regional Food Bank

September 7, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY - Thanks to the Oklahoma Pork Council, Seaboard Foods and M2P2 Pork, $750 and more than 7,000 pounds of sausage, pork tenderloin, turkey breast and bacon were donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  This donation will provide more than 38,000 meals to hungry families, seniors and children in central and western Oklahoma.

“I anticipate that this donation is the beginning of a long-standing partnership with the Regional Food Bank,” said Roy Lee Lindsey, Jr., Oklahoma Pork Council executive director. “In this tough economic time, the work the Food Bank does is increasingly important and the pork industry is pleased to support them in this way.”

The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to help feed more than 90,000 people each week.  In August, the nonprofit distributed more than 3.4 million pounds of food.  Yet, it is not enough.

“In a state where agriculture is a major economic driver it is sad that 600,000 Oklahomans are at risk of going hungry each day,” said Bill Barnes, OPC president and pork producer from Hennessey, Okla. “We take our job of feeding the world seriously and it has to start by helping those here at home. Giving the product we work so hard to produce is one example of how we are committed to helping fellow Oklahomans.”

Donations of pork, and other high-protein foods, are especially valuable to the Regional Food Bank because they provide healthy, nutritious options to hungry Oklahomans.

Join the fight against hunger; donate or volunteer today.  For more information call 405.972.1111 or visit regionalfoodbank.org.  Connect online with the Regional Food Bank at twitter.com/rfbo or facebook.com/regionalfoodbank.

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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 460 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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