Student’s fight to feed Oklahoma raise 190,000 pounds of food

Posted on: 3:05 pm, December 11, 2013, by

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Students against hunger Food and Fund Drive raised nearly 190,000 pounds of food and $59,849, which will provide more than 450,000 meals for hungry Oklahomans.

More than 150 schools participated in the drive.

The schools who raised the most donations are: Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School for raising 112,500 pounds of food Heritage Hall Middle School for collecting 15,215 pounds of food and Bethany Earl Harris Elementary for raising 7,922 pounds of food.

“Support for the fight against hunger in Oklahoma is more critical than ever before,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director and founder of the Regional Food Bank.  “One in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day. Thanks to these schools, parents and students, more Oklahomans will have food on their table this winter.”

It’s not too late to make a difference this holiday season.

Between November 15 and January 15 Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Caritas Famiglia, L.L.C. have teamed up to match every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – up to $1 million!