The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has more than 500,000 pounds of fresh produce, meat and dairy products available to its partner agencies thanks to the USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP).
CFAP is designed to keep workers in the food industry employed, reduce food waste and provide families with much needed food during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Regional Food Bank has been receiving shipments of CFAP product since late May.
"CFAP has been vital to the Regional Food Bank providing nutritious food to Oklahomans living with food insecurity including the growing number of people affected by COVID-19’s economic impact," said Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank. "CFAP is providing people we serve with a large variety of some of the most requested food items: fresh produce, dairy and meat."
Included in the CFAP produce boxes is a mix of fresh fruit and vegetables. The Regional Food Bank receives approximately 1,200 cases of CFAP produce each workday.
The CFAP meat shipments bring an assortment of frozen meat products such as breaded chicken breast.
Dairy CFAP cases contain butter, milk, cream cheese, yogurt and a variety of other dairy products. The Regional Food Bank receives approximately 1,000 cases of CFAP dairy product each week.
The CFAP boxes are being distributed at the more than 300 community-based partner agencies throughout the Regional Food Bank's network as well as at low-income senior residential sites and through other partnerships.
CFAP Produce Case.
CFAP Dairy Case.
Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief nonprofit, serving 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma. The Regional Food Bank works with more than 1,300 community-based partner agencies to provide food assistance to chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. Each week, the Regional Food Bank distributes 1 million pounds of food including fresh produce.
The Regional Food Bank is a food-delivery model food bank. Our service area covers 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma, a 48,000-square-mile region. Partner agencies access an online ordering system to order needed food and the Regional Food Bank delivers the orders based upon a pre-established delivery schedule.