Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said that $6 million in CARES Act funding has been approved to help local food banks provide assistance to families in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Governor Stitt, the money will support the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
The governor's office said that both agencies need help replenishing their food supply as many Oklahomans struggle to feed their families amid the pandemic.
The two food banks have distributed 7.3 million pounds more this year than the previous year. Food banks are also seeing a 25% to 30% increase in the number of Oklahomans needing help.
For those in need of help, you can contact Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma or dial 211 to get connected to resources.