Regional Food Bank Feeds Record Number Of Kids For Summer Food Program

Monday, July 7th 2014, 8:23 pm
By: News 9

The Regional Food Bank is feeding hungry kids in the metro at a record rate this year. The food bank is partnering with more organizations than ever before to help with their special summer food program.

The Regional Food Bank estimates one in every four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger.

"They're excited just to have free lunch," said Sarah Bainter, Boys & Girls Club Kitchen Coordinator. "A lot of them don't have as much to eat as the rest of us at home."

Bainter said the club serves more than 250 kids a day, but their services are extending beyond the boundary lines thanks to the Regional Food Bank.

"Sometimes we live in our four walls and forget about the need that's actually out there that struggle to put food on the table," said Stephanie Polito, Regional Food Bank.

The Food Bank's summer program is feeding more than 6,000 meals per week, across 73 locations in central and western Oklahoma.

The Food Bank's meals are free, and the Boys & Girls Club program is $10 dollars per year.

Click here for more information on the Food Bank's summer program.