(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Sept. 21, 2021 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Students Against Hunger Program hopes to raise 150,000 pounds of food during the 2021- 2022 school year. The program encourages students ranging from elementary schools to colleges and universities to get involved in the fight against hunger by organizing food & fund drives in their schools and communities.
To participate in Students Against Hunger, students can commit to hosting a food & fund drive, host a virtual fundraiser or volunteer their time at the Regional Food Bank. At the end of the school year, the Regional Food Bank will recognize schools who have excelled in this year’s program.
“Over the past 16 years, Students Against Hunger has made a huge impact by raising enough food and funds to provide over 5.9 million meals to Oklahomans living with hunger,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We love to see young people become advocates in the fight against hunger.”
Students can participate in the program as a group or individually. All schools within the Regional Food Bank’s 53-county service area in central and western Oklahoma are encouraged to participate and will work together to help hit the 150,000-pound cumulative goal.
Student groups and individuals can sign up to participate in Students Against Hunger by visiting rfbo.org/students-against-hunger. The Regional Food Bank offers a variety of marketing resources to help make each food & fund drive a success.
“The food and funds raised during Students Against Hunger help stock the shelves of Regional Food Bank partners in the communities it was raised,” Dykstra said.
Oklahoma is the fifth hungriest state in the nation. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on limited incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where no one goes hungry. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest domestic hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community- based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.