REGIONAL FOOD BANK
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Oklahoma City – The Food 4 Kids Program of the Regional Food Bank provides for the needs of hungry children in 16 counties. Three thousand five hundred elementary school children in 116 schools participate in this program. Food 4 Kids provides chronically hungry children with a backpack of child-friendly food over weekends and holidays. These backpacks allow chronically hungry children to feed themselves during the critical period between Friday afternoon and Monday morning when many of them would otherwise have nothing to eat.
This program is growing faster than the Regional Food Bank can keep up. Your selection of this program for the Impact Oklahoma grant would allow the Food 4 Kids program to buy a truck to both expand the program and make it more efficient. The rest of the money would go directly to feed these needy children.
Food 4 Kids strives to reach more kids, more often, and when they are the most vulnerable. The primary goal of the program is to prevent the long-term effects of chronic hunger in children. One hundred fifteen dollars provides one child with a backpack of food for each week for an entire school year.
To learn more, visit the Regional Food Bank at www.regionalfoodbank.com.