Media release


(Oklahoma City) — The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma received more than 554,268 pounds of food donations and $72,303 as part of the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, presented by OG&E Energy Corp., on Saturday, May 11.


During the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, Oklahomans were asked to leave a bag of nonperishable food donations by their mailbox.  On May 11, letter carriers across central and western Oklahoma collected the donations along their routes and transported them back to their local post office for volunteers to sort.  In the Oklahoma City metro, 491 volunteers helped sort donations at 20 post offices.


We are so grateful to our friends at the National Association of Letter Carriers.  Without their hard work, and the help of our volunteers and sponsors, this event would not be possible,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank.  “Thanks to the generosity of Oklahomans, Stamp Out Hunger will help keep the shelves full at pantries across the Regional Food Bank’s 53-county area.”


Donations from Stamp Out Hunger will benefit Regional Food Bank partners in more than 200 communities in Oklahoma.


“Stamp Out Hunger makes a real difference in the lives of our neighbors who experience food insecurity.  Supporting the Regional Food Bank in their vision of an Oklahoma where no one goes hungry is important to our company and the 2,300 people who work at OG&E,” said Kelli Hayward Walsh, manager community outreach & engagement.  “The success of this year’s campaign shows we can all make a difference and we appreciate everyone who joined us in supporting the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.”


Since 1992, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has collected more than 13.5 million pounds of food to fight hunger in Oklahoma.


The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive was also sponsored by American Fidelity, Diamondback Energy, Flintco Construction, Guernsey, Citgo, Ascent Resources, 405 Direct, AFL-CIO, CVS Health, Jake FM, Kellogg’s, KMGL Magic 104.1 FM, KOMA 92.5, Lamar Outdoor, La Zeta 106.7, Malarkey Roofing, NALC, USPS, NRLCA, The Journal Record, The Oklahoman, Tyler Media, Tyler Outdoor, UFCW, Valassis and ValPak.


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