OKLAHOMA CITY – It takes teamwork to help those in need.
The Oklahoma City Dodgers and The Salvation Army teamed up with Feed The Children to help strike out hunger in Oklahoma City.
400 families were invited to the Bricktown Ballpark to receive boxes of food, essentials and resources to help them thrive.
There were also vendors on hand offering information and services for those in need.
“It is amazing how our community supports helping those most in need,” Major Charlotte Gargis of The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma said.
Right now, 17 percent of people living in Oklahoma City live below the poverty line.
Former OU great JC Watts, now president and CEO of Feed The Children, tells NewsChannel 4 that Oklahomans are always willing to do a lot to fight hunger not only here but across the country.
“About 85 percent of our deployed resources remain in the U.S. to fight hunger in America,” Watts said.
Feed the Children will travel the state this summer visiting cities and towns helping the hungry.
NewsChannel 4 is proud to be the media sponsor for the Salvation Army.