Rodney W. Bivens, Founder

Rodney W. Bivens is the founder of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. His work with other nonprofit agencies led him to witness what hunger can do to individuals and families. Out of his personal conviction that no one should have to face hunger in a nation blessed with so much abundance, he founded the organization in 1980. Born and raised in Chickasha, Oklahoma, Bivens and his three older brothers grew up on a farm just outside of town. After his father was disabled in a car accident, the Bivens’ family came to rely on friends, family and church to help them keep food on their table. This experience left Bivens with a unique perspective on the impact of hunger on children and families in Oklahoma. Click here to learn more about Rodney.