Media release

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 29, 2021 – Many children lose their most reliable source of meals when schools transition to summer break. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program offers free, nutritious meals at more than 100 sites to any child 18 and under.

“The summer months can be scary for the one in four Oklahoma children who live with food insecurity,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “We are proud have partners in 23 counties across central and western Oklahoma providing crucial nutrition to children this summer.”

In Payne County, meals and snacks are available to children at the following sites:

Glencoe Youth
220 N. Rose Ave.
Glencoe, Oklahoma 74032

Hillcrest Baptist Church – Stillwater YMCA
902 N. Washington St.
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075

Yale Public Library
213 W. Main St.
Yale, Oklahoma 74085

A full list of sites participating in the Summer Feeding Program and when they offer meals and snacks can be found by visiting rfbo.org/summermeals.

The Regional Food Bank prepares and packs the meals and snacks in its production kitchen, Hope’s Kitchen. The food is then delivered to community-based partner agencies who distribute it to children in their communities.

Summer meals are provided through support from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided equally and without charge to all children age 18 and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

To file a complaint of discrimination, call 800-795-3272 or write to:

USDA Director
Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Ave.
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

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.