|Updated: 11/07/2013 2:31 pm
||Published: 11/07/2013 2:31 pm
Governor Mary Fallin’s fourth annual Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive raised more than 2.9 million meals for hungry Oklahomans this holiday season.
The drive, which ran throughout October, exceeded its goal of raising 1.4 million meals. In total, the drive raised $390,659 and 1,179,087 pounds of food. A portion of the donations will also benefit Oklahomans impacted by the May tornadoes.
“I am continually overwhelmed by the support and generosity shown by Oklahomans in all 77 counties, and this year’s food drive proves to be no different,” Fallin said. “I want to especially thank all the sponsors and the caring people of this state who donated their time and resources to help feed our neighbors in Oklahoma. Oklahoma is a great place because of its people. Their support of this food drive ensures more Oklahoma families will have a better holiday season.”
The Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive benefited the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and their partner agencies across Oklahoma. Over the last four years, more than 2,578,293 pounds of food and $1,139,571 has been raised through the Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive, which has provided more than 7.8 million meals for hungry Oklahomans.