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As kids return to school, many will start their day hungry. Eastern Oklahoma is one of the nation's most food-insecure areas for children. One in five kids faces hunger daily. Children experiencing hunger are at risk of health conditions and are more likely to have problems in school and other social situations. Children’s learning outcomes suffer when they experience hunger, and nearly every aspect of their physical and mental function is also hurt.
The Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma’s Food for Kids programs serve children and families by focusing on underserved communities to provide access to nutritious food throughout the year. From our mobile and school pantries, Backpack for Kids program, Free Family Farmers’ Market, and more, we fight hunger daily.

The impact of a meal goes well beyond feeding our bodies.  Because when kids are fed, futures are nourished. Everyone deserves to live a full life.
And with your help, together we can end hunger.


Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma distributes food to children experiencing food insecurity through several Food for Kids programs including Backpack for Kids, School Pantry, Free Family Farmers’ Market, Summer Feeding, and School’s Out, Meals In just to name a few.


Backpack for Kids provides nutritious, kid-friendly snacks to elementary-age students to take home on the weekends.  Backpacks help bridge the gap from Friday lunch to Monday breakfast.

For middle and high school-aged youth, the School Pantry program offers nutritious shelf-stable food and other basic needs at urban and rural school sites.

Free Family Farmers’ Market offers fresh produce and bakery items to low-income early education students and their families to develop healthy students by providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the entire family. 

Summer Feeding, and School’s Out Meals In provide nutritious meals and healthy snacks to children at-risk of hunger when school is not in session. Children receive food at accessible sites such as libraries, community centers, and apartment complexes.

Food for Kids

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