Governor Fallin Announces Feeding Okla. Drive Results

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the totals from her eighth annual Feeding Oklahoma Drive. The month-long drive, which ran throughout October, benefited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and the more than 1,700 community based partner agencies they work with across the state. In total, the drive raised $153,579 and 989,525 pounds of food, which will provide nearly 1.6 million meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to healthy food.

“As governor of the great state of Oklahoma, I am always proud of how generous our citizens can be,” said Fallin. “That generosity is never more evident than when neighbors help neighbors; that’s what you’ve done by supporting the Feeding Oklahoma Drive. You have helped put food on the table for thousands of hungry Oklahomans and I am so grateful for your generosity. Thank you for joining the Oklahoma food banks and me in fighting hunger and feeding hope.”

Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the hungriest states in the nation, with one in six Oklahomans living with hunger. The majority of Oklahomans served by the Oklahoma food banks are chronically hungry children, seniors on limited incomes, and hardworking families. The Feeding Oklahoma Drive comes at a critical time, as the need for food assistance increases during the winter months.

 

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