Oklahoma Governor Kicks Off Annual Statewide Food Drive

Monday, October 31st 2011, 2:51 pm
By: News 9

Deanne Stein, News9.com

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin kicks off her 2nd annual "Feeding Oklahoma" food drive. It begins Tuesday, November 1 and runs through November 22.

The goal this year is to raise 1 million meals to help feed hungry families, children and seniors during the holiday season. Donations benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and their partner agencies across the state.

"In Oklahoma, one in four children are at risk of going hungry every day," Fallin said. "That's not something we can ignore. Last year, Oklahomans proved why they are considered the most caring and giving people around by donating over 700,000 meals to the Feeding Oklahoma food drive. This year, we're working to increase that number to a million meals. With the holidays approaching, now is a great time to give back to the community. I encourage all Oklahomans who can to participate in this year's food drive. Working together, I know we'll reach our goal."

You can drop off non-perishable food items or make a donation at several locations including the Regional Food Bank, BancFirst and Love's Country Stores. Five meals are provided for every dollar donated.

Find out the complete list of donation sites.