Hungry students turn to Food Bank to fill bellies over winter break

Posted on: 2:35 pm, December 18, 2013, by

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OKLAHOMA CITY - For many low-income families, the free and reduced-price school meal program alleviates the stress of providing breakfast and/or lunch for their children throughout the school year.

But when school is out for break, many of these children are left wondering where their next meal is coming from.

The Regional Food Bank is partnering with sites around the metro to provide lunch and snacks to students over the winter break.

From December 18 through January 3, any child 18 and under can receive a free lunch and snack weekdays.  All sites will be closed on Christmas and New Year’s.  Locations include:

  • Camp Village YMCA, located at 9401 Ridgeview, OKC 73120. Lunch is served at noon and a snack is served at 3 p.m.
  • Neighborhoods in Action, located at 1124 N. Douglas, Midwest City 73130.  Lunch is served at noon and a snack is served at 3 p.m.
  • Salvation Army B&GC, located at 2808 S.E. 44th, OKC 73101.  Lunch is served at noon and a snack is served at 2:30 p.m.
  • St Jude Missionary Baptist, located at 1001 N.W. 92nd, OKC 73114.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 2:50 p.m.
  • McKinley Park, located at 1300 N. McKinley, OKC 73106.  Lunch is served at 1 p.m. and a snack is served at 3 p.m.
  • I Can Family Center, located at 3200 N.W. 48th St., OKC 73112.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:15 p.m.
  • Downtown YMCA, located at 1 N.W. 4th St., OKC 73102.  Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m.
  • North Side YMCA, located at 10000 N. Penn, OKC 73120.  Lunch is served at 12 p.m. and a snack is served at 3 p.m.
  • Northwest Optimist, located at 3301 N.W. Grand Blvd, OKC 73116.  Lunch is served at 12 p.m. and a snack is served at 3 p.m.  This site is only open December 18 through 20.
  • Urban League, located at 3900 N. MLK Ave, OKC 73111.  Lunch is at noon and a snack is served at 3:30 p.m. This site is only open December 18 through 20.