OKLAHOMA CITY – A local food bank was recently donated $10,000 to feed hungry Oklahoma children.
Thanks to Uptown Grocery Co. and its customers, $10,000 was donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs.
As part of Uptown’s annual “Let’s Bag hunger” event, held during the store’s anniversary month, Regional Food Bank volunteers raised awareness about the issue of hunger by assisting customers with their groceries and collecting donations for the cause.
“We are thankful for the generosity of Uptown Grocery Co. and its customers,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “Their ongoing commitment in the fight against childhood hunger has made a tremendous difference in lives of many chronically hungry Oklahoma children. This year’s gift will feed more than 50 children for an entire school year.”
The food for Kids program provides food to chronically hungry elementary, middle and high school children in 53 central and western Oklahoma Counties.