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Food Assistance Available at Over 300 Locations in Central and Western Oklahoma

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(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Dec. 28, 2020 – Food assistance is readily available at more than 300 community-based partner agencies within the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s network in 53 counties across central and western Oklahoma.

“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, our network of partner agencies has worked hard to create innovative ways to continue safely serving the growing number of Oklahomans facing hunger,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Please know that you are not alone. Help is available and our partners stand ready to provide nutritious food for you and your family.”

Anyone in need of food assistance should visit rfbo.org/get-help to find a nearby food pantry. The Regional Food Bank recommends that residents call a pantry before visiting to confirm operating hours and if there are any requirements such as presenting a photo ID. People can also call 405-972-1111 during work hours for assistance. For after hours, 2-1-1 can also provide information about food pantries.

The Regional Food Bank also encourages residents who are facing food insecurity to apply for SNAP assistance.

“SNAP is vital in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma,” said Dykstra. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, SNAP is helping people who are now facing the unfamiliar situation of not being able to put food on the table for themselves or their families.”

The federal food assistance program provides monthly assistance with groceries. The Regional Food Bank can assist individuals with the application at rfbo.org/SNAP or by calling 405-600-3168.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where no one goes hungry. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest domestic hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community- based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.

Contact:                 Cathy Nestlen, Director of Communications and Marketing     Austin Prickett, Marketing Manager

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma                                           Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

O: 405-604-7115 C: 405-850-5425                                          O: 405-604-7113 C: 405-426-0984

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