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Help Food for Kids for Double the Impact

You can give to a great cause this holiday season and double the impact. Thanks to a matching challenge from APMEX.com, the Cresap Family Foundation, and Chesapeake Energy Corporation, every gift donated to The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma now through January 15th will be matched, up to $600,000. Statewide, one in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food.

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Food For Kids

Over one-third of the Regional Food Bank's emergency food recipients on a weekly basis are children. There is a critical connection between childhood nutrition, cognitive and physical development. Even nutritional deficiencies of a short-term nature negatively impact a child's health, behavior, and the ability to concentrate and perform complex tasks. Going without food can cause behavioral and psychological effects such as depression, aggression, anxiety, and poor social skills. Food is the most essential school supply.

When Hunger Ends, Learning Begins. Food for Kids currently has four programs to help combat this problem: The Backpack Program, Kid's Cafe, the Summer Feeding Program and School Pantries, a pilot program launched at Putnam City West that will be expanding to middle and high schools very soon.

It only costs $200 to feed a child for an entire year.

How Can You Help?

A $200 donation can provide enough weekend and holiday food for one child for an entire school year. A gift of $5,000 will provide enough food for 25 hungry children at one school for an entire school year. Please donate now to the Regional Food Bank. To find out more information on Food for Kids,click here.

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Many children get sick, miss school, learn slower and have social problems... because they don't get enough to eat. It's easy to say, 'let somebody else help.'
Be somebody.-Amanda Taylor

Our Goal

Thanks to you, the viewers of News 9 and News On 6 (our sister station in Tulsa), many Oklahoma children are getting the food they need. But many more need your help. Donate now to help our children.

Help us meet our goal!

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Did You Know?

One in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger.

Among households with children in Oklahoma, 26% are experiencing hunger.

Today, more people are enrolled in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program than any other time in Oklahoma's history.

The Regional Food Bank distributes food to feed over 77,000 Oklahomans each week, yet still thousands go hungry..

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