As Oklahoma’s only locally owned and operated multi-media company, we believe it’s not right that one in four kids does not get enough to eat.
Our kids are Oklahoma’s future. Together, we can drive childhood hunger out of our state.
More than 37% of emergency food recipients are children.
One in four children in Oklahoma has inconsistent access to food. The Regional Food Bank, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and many partner agencies, are working hard to end childhood hunger in Oklahoma by providing chronically hungry children with the meals they need today to help them thrive. More than 37 percent of emergency food recipients are children.
Because there is a critical connection between childhood nutrition and cognitive and physical development, even nutritional deficiencies of a relatively short-term nature can negatively impact a child's health, behavior and the ability to concentrate and perform complex tasks. Going without food can cause behavioral and psychological effects such as depression, aggression, anxiety and poor social skills in children. Food is the most essential school supply. Hungry children cannot learn.
When Hunger Ends, Learning Begins.
‘Show kindness. You never know the difference it can make.’ Those words came from my dad as he reflected on the man who gave him a meal when he was climbing into a dumpster looking for food as a child. That, along with the stories I’ve heard from children who get a backpack full of food, has me certain that we’re making a difference. No child should go hungry and Food for Kids makes sure that doesn’t happen.
It’s heartbreaking to think of kids going hungry, and how their lack of food today impacts their chances for success, not only today, but in the future.
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We have a student who she, her mom, and siblings have always lived with different family members. They finally have a small apartment for themselves and this student was so excited that they were able to put food in their cabinets because of the food bags. For so many kids these bags are everything!
– A Sand Springs backpack coordinator
Many students came up to me the Monday after the first bag and thanked me for giving them food for the weekend. The reaction has been amazing from students! Especially those who received bags last year and were waiting for them to begin again this year.
– A Tulsa elementary school backpack coordinator
Our partnership with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is instrumental to the services we provide to families in financial crisis with children under age 6. Diapers, formula and nutritious foods are essential to the development and well-being of these vulnerable children.
– Bill Andoe, Executive Director Emergency Infant Services, a Partner Agency of the Food Bank
Before, Parrish donations come in over the weekend, and by Wednesday when we re-open it would be depleted. Now, thanks to the Food Bank we can be more generous in what we give, we don’t have to worry about spacing our food out for the next person that comes in.
– Becky Wisdom, Coordinator for Ministry of Compassion at St. Anne’s Church in Broken Arrow, a Partner Agency of the Food Bank
Being part of the Food Bank as a Partner Agency allows the People’s Pantry to be connected to all the area projects and agencies working to solve food insufficiency beyond our neighborhood. We are proud to be part of the bigger picture.
– Lori Lewis Dryer, Executive Director of the People’s Pantry, a Partner Agency of the Food Bank