Homeland is committed to ensuring Oklahoma’s children have enough to eat this school year. On Thursday, August 24, Homeland donated $30,000 to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Food for Kids program. Thanks to the Food for Kids match, this donation will be matched dollar for dollar, and will support 300 children in the Food for Kids program for an entire school year.
“As an employee-owned, Oklahoma-based company we are passionate about making sure all of Oklahoma’s children have food to eat,” said Marc Jones, president and chief executive officer of Homeland. “Our customers and our employee owners are proud of our partnership with the Regional Food Bank and the essential support it and its partner agencies provide across our state. This donation is just one way we are trying to live up to our mission of being a company of Oklahomans feeding Oklahomans.”
One in four children in Oklahoma faces hunger every day. The Regional Food Bank’s Food for Kids program fights childhood hunger by providing food to chronically hungry children in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Last school year, the Regional Food Bank provided millions of meals to chronically hungry children through the Food for Kids program, which includes: the Backpack Program, School Pantry Program, Kids Cafe and the Summer Feeding program.
“Homeland has been a generous supporter of the Regional Food Bank for nearly 30 years, and for that we are very grateful,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Food is the most essential school supply and Homeland’s donation will help ensure Oklahoma students have enough to eat this school year.”
For more information about ways you can help fight hunger, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org.