Students Against Hunger

Oct. 7 – Dec. 6, 2019

The Students Against Hunger Food & Fund Drive is presented by APMEX.com. Other sponsors include Devon Energy Corporation and Chesapeake Energy Corporation.

Are you looking for a great way for your school to give back to the community? The annual Students Against Hunger Food & Fund Drive is a fun and effective way to make a difference working alongside students at your school. Last year students across the state raised enough food and funds to provide over 135,000 meals for Oklahomans facing hunger.

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Why your help is needed:

  • Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the nation
  • 1 in 6 Oklahomans are food insecure and do not have consistent access to food
  • 1 in 4 Oklahoma children will experience hunger
  • Last year, the Regional Food Bank distributed 50 million pounds of food to more than 1,250 community partners, including nearly 660 schools

When you sign up to participate you will be helping your neighbors and classmates. The food collected will go directly back into your community. If your school has a food pantry we encourage you to stock the shelves with your collected food, if your school doesn’t have a pantry on site you will be paired with one of the Regional Food Bank’s partner agencies near your school.

The Regional Food Bank will provide food drive materials, a guest speaker, talking points, arrange for your donations to be picked up and more! Sign up your school today to ensure that our neighbors can eat tomorrow.

 

How to Help

Help fight hunger in Oklahoma by raising food and monetary donations for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma! The goal of the 2019 Students Against Hunger Food & Fund Drive is to provide the equivalent of 250,000 meals for Oklahomans living with hunger.

Register

OKC Metro schools register here: Metro Smartsheet Form
Rural schools register here: Rural Smartsheet Form

Set Goals

After registering, set your goals for raising food and monetary donations.

$1= 4 meals

 

Decide on Competition

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone! Increase participation by having each grade or class compete to raise the most meals.

Gather Materials

The supplies you requested during registration will be delivered the week of Sept. 18-22. If you didn’t request supplies, any box will be perfect for collecting food!

Spread the Word

Notify and energize your school community via your school website, newsletters, notes to parents and social media. Update them weekly on the success of your drive!

Celebrate!

You’ve worked hard; now it’s time to celebrate your success! Join us at the Regional Food Bank for an awards Ceremony on December 13. Where we will recognize all of your hard work and hand out awards to the top schools. See the online tool kit for a list of awards your school could win.

 

Resources To Support Your Campaign

Education in your classroom or at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
The Regional Food Bank can send a guest speaker to your school to talk about hunger in Oklahoma, our various programs and how your students can help. Talks can be anywhere from five to 20 minutes long.

The Regional Food Bank offers a 30-40 minute Hunger Education Activity for students in that allows them to experience what it is like to struggle with hunger every day. We offer activities for any grade level that will give students a deeper understanding of the “why” behind the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the fight against hunger.

Tours of the Regional Food Bank show students the scale, means and level of efficiency at which food is distributed by our warehouse. They include the history of the Regional Food Bank, personal stories, statistics about current hunger issues and information about our different programs.

In our Volunteer Center, students may help sort and box donated food. Volunteer shifts last 2.5 hours and are from 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Regional Food Bank has bus parking, lockers for personal belongings and a volunteer breakroom where students can eat a sack lunch.

About the Regional Food Bank
Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed more than 50 million pounds of food and products through a network of 1,250 partner agencies and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 people each week, 37 percent of whom are children. Oklahoma Consistently ranks among one of the hungriest states in the nation. One in four children and one in six adults has inconsistent access to healthy food.