Tulsa, OK — FOX23 is joining with Mix 96.5 in launching its new Backpack Brigade to benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, helping food insecure children in Green Country. Mix 96.5 and FOX23 are partnering with Kim and Scott Burnett of Burnett Home Improvement, Flawless Smile Dentistry, and Wheels and Thrills to collect 96 backpacks to help stock the food bank’s backpack program from November 2nd – November 25th.
The backpack program ensures that children who rely on meals at school have something to eat over the weekend, and is the most expensive program offered by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma because every item in the backpack must be purchased to ensure dietary needs are being met. It costs $150 to provide a backpack of food to a Green Country child for an ENTIRE YEAR.
The impact of COVID-19 and distance learning has been staggering for students who rely on school meals and this program to eat, and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma needs our help to continue funding this program to feed kids in our neighborhoods. CLICK HERE to make a donation. Kim and Scott Burnett of Burnett Home Improvement have committed to matching every donation made, up to 96 backpacks. No gift is too small, and every gift will help feed a local child.