HUNGER DOESN'T TAKE A BREAK THIS FALL

SCHOOL’S OUT PROGRAM PROVIDES MEALS, SNACKS DURING FALL BREAK FOR OKLAHOMA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STUDENTS

(OKLAHOMA CITY) Oct. 5, 2018 –  For most students, fall break means a hiatus from homework and classes, but for thousands of Oklahoma City Public School students who rely on free or reduced-cost meal plans at their school, it can also mean going without food. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s School’s Out Program partners with the YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma City Parks and Recreation Department, Oklahoma City Public Schools and Neighborhoods in Action to ensure students have access to meals and snacks while on fall break.

“Parents of thousands of Oklahoma City students worry about how to feed their children over school breaks, adding stress on families who may be already struggling to make ends meet,” said Katie Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank. “We want to make sure these parents know their children can receive free meals and snacks during fall break.”

From Oct. 8 through Oct. 19, any student 18 and under can receive a free meal and snack weekdays at the following Oklahoma City locations:

  • Downtown YMCA,  1 N.W. 4th St.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and snacks are served at 3:30 p.m.
  • Douglass Recreation Center, 900 N. Frederick Douglass Ave. Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and snacks are served at 4 p.m.
  • Macklanburg Recreation Center, located at 2234 N.W. 117th St. Lunch is served between 1:30-2:30 p.m. and snacks are served between 4:30-5 p.m.
  • Pitts Recreation Center, 1920 N. Kate Ave. Snacks are served between 1-1:30 p.m. and lunch is served between 3-4 p.m.
  • Schilling Recreation Center, 539 S.E. 25th St. Snacks are served between 1-1:30 p.m. and lunch is served between 4-5 p.m.
  • Southern Oaks Recreation Center, 400 S.W. 66th St. Snacks are served between 1:30-2 p.m. and lunch is served between 3-4 p.m.

The Regional Food Bank is also alleviating hunger during fall break through the Food for Kids Backpack Program by providing chronically hungry elementary school students in Oklahoma City with extra sacks of food. 

For more information visit rfbo.org or call 405-972-1111.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to nutritious food. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community-based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.

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