Regional Food Bank hosts Hunger Discussion and movie showing

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma on November 12 and November 20 at 7 p.m. for a discussion about hunger in Oklahoma, followed by a showing of the movie A Place at The Table.

The showings will be at the Paramount OKC, located at 701 W. Sheridan in Oklahoma City. Tickets are available at the door for $10 and proceeds benefit the Regional Food Bank.

“One in six Oklahomans has inconsistent access to food,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “Oklahoma is consistently ranked as one of the 10 hungriest states in the nation.  Now is the time to take action and join us in the fight against hunger.”

50 Million Americans don’t know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle to eat.

“Melvin and his wife live on a fixed income,” shared a partner agency of the Regional Food Bank.  “Because of disability, they live on a very tight budget. They work diligently with what they have, but it just isn’t enough. They come to one of our partner agencies to make sure they have enough to eat.”

For more information visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 405.604.7109.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private hunger-relief organization in Oklahoma.

In Fiscal Year 2013, the nonprofit distributed 47.9 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,000 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Each week, the organization provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans.