Oklahoma teachers get relief through local non-profit

Back-to-school supplies

Back-to-school supplies

OKLAHOMA CITY- A local non-profit organization is looking to help Oklahoma teachers out with generous supplies.

Feed the Children is opening its doors to provide Oklahoma teachers with free school supplies and books at its Teacher Store beginning on Aug. 5 at 2:30 p.m. (333 N. Meridian Ave). The store will be open every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout the school year.

The Teacher Store is designed to provide free books and classroom supplies to educators, who otherwise may have to reach into their own pockets to provide a functional classroom environment for their students.

Teachers and administrators from approximately 50 approved school districts in the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas are invited to shop. Districts are eligible to shop school supplies and books on Tuesdays and Thursdays if more than 50 percent of their students receive free and reduced lunches. If a school district has less than 50 percent receiving free and reduced lunches, they are invited to shop for books on Wednesdays.

“We are very proud to help meet the needs of teachers right here in our home state of Oklahoma,” said Kevin Hagan, Feed the Children President and CEO. “It takes everyone to help kids be kids. Partners like Office Depot, Avery Dennison, Esselte, Excelligence Learning Corporation, Half Price Books, Hachette Book Group, and Disney Publishing are ensuring that teachers will have the books and supplies they need to help feed the minds of kids this school year.”

Feed the Children will continue to provide books and supplies to Oklahoma City Public School teachers through the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools.

Last year alone, Feed the Children and its partners donated more than 400,000 books and 8,000 backpacks full of school supplies and books to homeless students in Oklahoma.