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.
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.