LOVE OKC Brought Together Community to Assist Thousands

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., – LOVE OKC, Hobby Lobby, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma State Fair Park, Feed the Children and other organizations, as well as approximately 1,500 volunteers and at least 50 churches, came together Sat., Aug. 27, at the Oklahoma Expo Hall at the State Fair Park for LOVE OKC One Day.

LOVE OKC One Day provided resources and support to families in the greater Oklahoma City metro. Created to start a community movement and serve thousands of Oklahomans, this outreach event combined the partners’ missions to unite individuals, businesses and community-service agencies to help Oklahomans in need.

On Sat., LOVE OKC One Day served nearly 5,000 people with the help of local partners, sponsors, volunteers, churches and community members.

Feed the Children delivered two semitrucks full of 25-pound food boxes, each box containing enough food to supplement meals for a family of four for a week, as well as three semitrucks full of ready-to-eat snack products which were included in the lunches that were provided to event attendees. Nearly 1,500 Disney books were distributed as well. LOVE OKC One Day also provided children and families with food, health services, haircuts, and more, all free of charge.

The event also offered additional services like family portraits and children’s activities. Job-fair opportunities and community services were also available to assist individuals with access to more long-term resources.

“Feed the Children is proud to have been a part of Love OKC One Day as we aided families in our own backyard,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., Feed the Children president and CEO.

About Feed the Children

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat childhood hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education initiatives, essentials and disaster response. It operates five distribution centers located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania.

In fiscal year 2017, Feed the Children distributed 79.8 million pounds of food and essentials to children and families in the U.S. Internationally, it provided nutritious food or other benefits to 1,080,000 children, empowered 291,000 parents to make better decisions for their children, and positively impacted more than 1,200 communities and schools in 10 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance.

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