NORMAN — The ninth annual Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive, coordinated through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, raised nearly 190,000 pounds of food and $59,849, which will provide more than 450,000 meals for hungry Oklahomans this winter.
In Norman alone, 1,550 pounds of food was raised by Trinity Lutheran School and Norman High School to benefit Mission Norman and Norman High School’s School Pantry.
The food collected will help fill the shelves of local pantries, and in some cases, school pantries. The School Pantry Program provides chronically hungry middle and high school students with food to sustain them after school and over the weekends.
The program ended last school year, serving nearly 3,000 students in 91 middle and high schools.
The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to help feed more than 90,000 people each week. The majority of those served by the nonprofit are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and working families who cannot make ends meet.
Until Jan. 15, Chesapeake Energy Corporation and the Caritas Famiglia LLC have teamed up to match every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma — up to $1 million.
For more information, visit regionalfoodbank.org or call 600-3136.
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