1 in 4 children in Oklahoma is struggling with hunger.
The USDA projects that northeastern Oklahoma will soon have the nation’s highest food insecurity rate for children.
Every donation to the Food for Kids program will be matched by the Masonic Charity Foundation of Oklahoma for up to $30,000!
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.