Summer Food and Education Program to Help Thousands in Oklahoma

Feed the Children Narrowing the Meal Gap During the Summer Months

Oklahoma City, OK., – More than 300,0001 Oklahoma children do not have a stable source of nutrition during the summer months. Feed the Children is fighting to decrease that alarming number in their home state by participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program. This program was designed to improve the nutrition and health of American children by offering them easier access to food and education in the summer. 

Last year, the program provided more than 39,000 meals across different feeding sites throughout Oklahoma. In addition, Feed the Children was able to provide more than 267,000 take-home meals to children and their families through private funding and corporate donors.

“With the summer months approaching, we need to think of the children who will go without their school lunch programs,” said J.C. Watts, Jr., president and CEO of Feed the Children. “Through our Summer Food and Education Program, Feed the Children will help feed bodies, minds and futures as we continue our mission to provide hope and resources to those without life’s essentials.”

Feed the Children’s Summer Food and Education Program not only provides nourishing meals, but also feeds children’s minds. Knowing that education can break the poverty cycle, the organization incorporates education into the program, providing free books at each site. By the end of last summer, more than 16,000 books were distributed. Children in the program also received school supplies and backpacks. Additionally, feeding sites received sports equipment to engage children in healthy sports and recreational activities.

During this summer’s program, meals will be provided to all children aged 18 and younger, without charge, and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided at a first come, first serve basis at the sites and times as follows:

The Meridian Apartments4220 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73107June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH10 – 11
Wentwood at Macarthur4220 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73107June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
The Reserve on NW 10th6640 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH10 – 11
The Grove1128 Glade Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
Heritage Ridge7550 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH10 – 11
Foxcroft Apartments6810 NW 16th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH10 – 11
Lakeview Condos8400 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
The Bellmont Apartments1800 N Rockwell Bethany, OK 73008June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
Britton Crossing413 W Britton Road Oklahoma City, OK 73114June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
Bridgeport Apartments1000 NW 105th Oklahoma City, OK 73114June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH10 – 11
North Village10735 N Western Oklahoma City, OK 73114June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
The Highlands12701 N Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73120June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
The Village at Stratford12831 N Stratford Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73120June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH10 – 11
Chelsea12821 Stratford Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73120June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH11:30 – 12:30
Riverchase11239 N Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73120June 13-30, July 11-28M – TH10 – 11
OKC Dream Center2212 SW 55th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73119June 1-July 28M – TH12 – 1
Millwood Public Schools6724 Martin Luther King Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73111June 1-July 30M – TH11 – 12
Del City Church of Christ1901 Vickie Drive Del City, OK 73115June 20-23, June 27-30M – TH12 – 1
Shiloh Camp440 NE 70th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105June 9,16,23,30 July 7,14,21,28TH1 – 2
Kingfisher Church of Christ913 West Will Rogers Kingfisher, OK 73750June 1-30M – F11:30 AM – 12:30PM
Maud Community Center306 West Main Maud, OK 74854June 1 – July 29M – TH12 – 1
Asher School201 S Division Asher, OK 74826July 5 – 28M – TH12:30 – 1:30
Wanette Public School505 N Martin Wanette, OK 74878July 5 – 28M – TH11 – 12:30
Eagle Heights104 S Hickory Dewar, OK 74431June 1 – July 15M – F11:30 – 1:00
Immanuel Baptist Church805 West Broadway Henryetta, OK 74437June 1 – July 29M – F11 – 1
New Lake village205 New Lake Road Henryetta, OK 77437June 1 – July 29M – F11:30 – 12:30
McCutcheon Park801 Warren Road Henryetta, OK 74437June 1 – July 29M – F12 – 1
GUTS Church4352 S 91st E Avenue Tulsa, OK 74133June 3,10,17,24 July 1, 8,15,22,29F11:30 – 12:00
Will Rogers UMC1138 S Yale Tulsa, OK 74112June 9 – July 28thTH11:30 – 1:00
Maramec UMC501 E 2nd Maramec, OK 74045June 1 – July 29M – F11:30 – 12:30
Oilton School309 E Peterson Street Oilton, OK 74052June 6 – July 29M – F11:30 – 12:30
Faith Holiness Church212 N Polaris Street Eakly, OK 73033June 27 – July 1M – F11:30 – 12:30
C & A #1 (Community Hall)100 South Clarence Nash Blvd. Watonga, OK 73036June 1 – July 29M, T, TH, FR11 – 1
C & A #2 (Canton Head Start)301 1/2 Lake Road Canton, OK 73724June 1 – July 29M, T, TH, FR11 – 1
C & A #3 (Concho Head Start)100 Red Moon Circle Concho, OK 73022June 1 – July 29M, T, TH, FR11 – 1
C & A #4 (Hammon Community Hall)801 Dunn Hammon, OK 73650June 1 – July 29M, T, TH, FR11 – 1
The Place CPN2365 S. Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OKJune 1 – July 29M – F11:30 – 12:30
Mission Tecumseh801 W. Walnut Tecumseh, OK 74873 (park)June 8 – July 29M, W, F

To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:

USDA

Director, Office of Civil Rights

1400 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

(800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY)

For more information about how you can get involved or participate, visit www.feedthechildren.org/summerhunger.

1 Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) Profile of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs, 2013-14

About Feed the Children

Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to defeat 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, essentials and disaster response. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).

In fiscal year 2016, through its domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 105 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $415 million, working with partner agencies to benefit 5.9 million people globally. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange, the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and is rated by Charity Navigator.

Visit www.feedthechildren.org for more information.