“Throughout the 53 counties that we serve in western and central Oklahoma, there are nearly 300 community-based partner agencies that continue to provide food assistance even during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank. “In the metro area alone, there are nearly 50 food pantries, including our Food & Resource Center in Moore, who are open and helping households in need of food.
“The Regional Food Bank has provided food assistance for the last 40 years and we will continue to do so during this health crisis and beyond.”
Anyone in need of food assistance should visit rfbo.org/get-help to find a nearby food pantry. The Regional Food Bank recommends that residents call a pantry before visiting to confirm operating hours and if there are any requirements such as presenting a photo ID. People can also call 405-972-1111 during work hours for assistance. For after hours, 2-1-1 can also provide information about food pantries.
The Regional Food Bank also encourages residents who are facing food insecurity to apply for SNAP assistance. The federal food assistance program provides monthly assistance with groceries. The Regional Food Bank can assist individuals with the application at rfbo.org/SNAP or call 405-600-3168.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to nutritious food. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state's largest hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community-based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.