Food for Kids
OKC Zoo, News 9 Partner To 'Pack The Pantry' Across OklahomaThe Oklahoma City Zoo and News 9 are partnering to fight hunger and pack school pantries in central and western Oklahoma by raising food donations for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. Zoo guests bringing at least one food item from the list below will receive half off admission (a $5.50 value for adults; $4 value for kids and seniors) Wednesdays July 11, 18 and 25. Each ticket requires at least one food item for discount. Food items will be accepted at the Zoo’s ticket windo...
Feeding Hope And Letter Carriers’ Food And Fund Drive
Fill the donation bag you receive in your mailbox the week of May 7, or any plastic bag, with canned food and leave it by your mailbox on May 12. Your letter carrier will do the rest. Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, and rice and beans. Click here to support the drive from your computer!
One in four Oklahoma children lives with hunger daily. There is a direct connection between childhood nutrition and cognitive and physical development. Nutritional deficiencies of a short-term nature can negatively impact a child’s health, behavior and the ability to concentrate and perform complex tasks. Childhood hunger can cause behavioral and psychological effects such as depression, aggression, anxiety and poor social skills.
The Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs addresses childhood hunger through four programs: the Backpack Program, Kids’ Cafés at afterschool programs, the Summer Feeding Program and School Pantries. To learn more, visit rfbo.org/programs or call 405-972-1111.
HOW TO HELP
It only costs $100 to feed a child for an entire year.
A $100 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 50 food-insecure children for an entire year. Please donate now to the Regional Food Bank. A gift of $5,000 will provide enough food for 25 hungry children at one school for an entire school year.DONATE TODAY
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.