Metro Restaurants to Raise Money for Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma encourages the public to dine out and fight hunger during OKC Restaurant Week March 7-12. The event is being presented by Bank of Oklahoma and features more than 40 locally operated restaurants who are donating a portion of sales to fight hunger in Oklahoma.
“At Bank of Oklahoma, the communities we serve are where we live and raise our families,” said Greg Wheeler, Bank of Oklahoma market president of Oklahoma City. “We’re deeply focused on being good partners with our nonprofits as well as local businesses which is why OKC Restaurant Week was the perfect fit for us to support.”
OKC Restaurant Week features establishments from across the metro with a wide variety of cuisines ranging from burgers to brunch to fine dining. Restaurants will offer special menu items for $20, $40 and $60 and a percentage of those proceeds will be donated to the Regional Food Bank.
“We invite the community to dine for a cause and support our amazing metro restaurant scene,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Our friends in the restaurant community have always cared about our neighbors and providing meals for Oklahomans facing food insecurity.”
A full list of participating restaurants and their menu items can be found at restaurantweekokc.com.
Oklahoma is the one of the hungriest states in the nation. On average, each year the Regional Food Bank distributes 50 million pounds of food throughout 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma.
Proceeds from OKC Restaurant Week will help Oklahomans like Fred and his wife who receive food each month from a Regional Food Bank partner. He says the food he takes home for the weekend helps the couple stretch their budget.
"I really appreciate the extra meals," Fred said. "A lot of us don't have much of an income and these meals on the weekends make a big difference."
OKC Restaurant Week is made possible thanks to Love's Travel Stops, CCSA Insurance and other generous sponsors.
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 no one goes hungry. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest domestic 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.