The sixth-annual Students Against Hunger Food Drive, which benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and its partner agencies, runs September 27 through October 29, 2010. Students Against Hunger is a month-long food and fund drive designed to encourage student participating in feeding the hungry by raising nonperishable food, monetary donations and awareness of the issue of hunger in Oklahoma. The food drive is open to all students in Oklahoma, including those in pre-school through college.
Last year, the food drive set record-breaking numbers by collecting 172,413 pounds of food and $56,479 (net), which will provided 530,050 meals to hungry Oklahomans. Statewide, more than 150 schools in 11 counties participated in the food and fund drive. Bishop McGuinness Catholic High School in Oklahoma City set record breaking numbers for the fourth year in a row by collecting 42,408 pounds of food and $3,080, provided 54,787 meals to those in need.
We are excited to be a partnering agency again this year. Each partnering agency picks up the cans from the schools and takes to the Regional Foodbank. We then receive a portion of the food collected. It is always fun to see to see how excited the students are to present their food at each school!