October is Feed Oklahoma Month
For the 7th year in a row, October is "Feed Oklahoma Month" and governor Mary Fallin encourages all Oklahomans to contribute and help to feed those less fortunate. Oklahoma is consistently one of the hungriest states in the nation, and the month long drive benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and partner agencies across the state.
The month long Feed Oklahoma drive insures that all donations will remain in the regions from where they come, including the Lawton Food Bank. This is a key time of the year for food donations, as winter months generally see the need for donations increase dramatically.
If you would like to participate in the drive, please visit feedingoklahoma.org; you can also contact the organization by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Most-needed items include canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruits, canned tuna, peanut butter, and rice and beans. Non-perishable food items can also be donated, simply by taking them too any BancFirst location. Monetary donations can be made online at feedingoklahoma.org. Every dollar donated will provide five meals for the one in six Oklahomans who have inconsistent access to food.
Last year, the Regional and Community Food Banks distributed more than 73.1 million pounds of food across Oklahoma.