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Governor Fallin Launches 6th Annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive

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Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin kicked off her sixth annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive. Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin kicked off her sixth annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive.
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Thursday, Governor Mary Fallin kicked off her sixth annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive. This year, the governor is hoping to raise enough money and food to provide two million meals for hungry Oklahomans, through the Regional Food Bank.

Oklahoma consistently ranks among the most food-insecure states in the nation, with more than 656,000 Oklahomans at risk of hunger every day. The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 116,000 people each week, 37 percent of which are children. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma distributes enough food to provide more than 346,000 meals per week. Demand increases exponentially during the holiday season.

One elementary student wrote a letter, about how the Food bank donations are helping him.

“If I don’t eat, I sit down. I feel very hungry and sometimes I fall asleep. It’s because the hunger goes to my tummy and I feel lazy, and it makes me fall asleep. I wouldn’t learn anything because I would be so tired. They always feed us, and they always gives us drinks, and they put it in a snack.”

If you want to help--- you can donate money, or non-perishable food items, now through October 31st.

Drop-off locations include the Regional Food Bank, Banc First, Bob Moore locations, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

Monetary gifts can be made online at www.feedingoklahoma.org.

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