Media release

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Sept. 24, 2021 – A $50,000 donation from the SONIC Foundation is helping double the impact of contributions during the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids Match.

Through Sept. 30, all donations made to the Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Programs are being matched, up to $224,000, thanks to the SONIC Foundation as well as the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma, Dolese Bros. Co., New York Life, Marathon Oil, Mark and Beth Brewer, David Gorham and David and Lezlie Hudiburg.

“Providing children with the healthy food they need to grow and thrive is the most critical resource of all. We are thrilled to support the Food for Kids programs through the Regional Food Bank’s annual match campaign,” said Claudia San Pedro, president of the SONIC Foundation

The $50,000 is the largest single donation the SONIC Foundation has made to the Regional Food Bank. The SONIC Foundation began supporting childhood hunger programs at the Regional Food Bank in 1999.

“The past year has been difficult for Oklahoma families. We are so grateful for partners like the SONIC Foundation who have stepped up to help make this year’s Food for Kids Match a special one,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.

Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the worst states for child food insecurity in the nation. The Food for Kids Programs help children and their families in all 53 counties served by the Regional Food Bank in central and western Oklahoma. The Backpack Program recently assisted Diane and her four children in Cotton County by helping their family stretch their food budget when they were between paychecks.

“Thank you so much for providing this food. My girls love it all,” Diane said.

The Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids Match ends on Sept. 30. Donate by visiting foodforkids.us or calling 405-600-3136.

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.