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 Apartments||4220 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73107||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||10 – 11|
|Wentwood at Macarthur||4220 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73107||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|The Reserve on NW 10th||6640 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||10 – 11|
|The Grove||1128 Glade Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73127||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|Heritage Ridge||7550 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||10 – 11|
|Foxcroft Apartments||6810 NW 16th Oklahoma City, OK 73127||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||10 – 11|
|Lakeview Condos||8400 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|The Bellmont Apartments||1800 N Rockwell Bethany, OK 73008||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|Britton Crossing||413 W Britton Road Oklahoma City, OK 73114||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|Bridgeport Apartments||1000 NW 105th Oklahoma City, OK 73114||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||10 – 11|
|North Village||10735 N Western Oklahoma City, OK 73114||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|The Highlands||12701 N Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73120||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|The Village at Stratford||12831 N Stratford Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73120||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||10 – 11|
|Chelsea||12821 Stratford Drive Oklahoma City, OK 73120||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||11:30 – 12:30|
|Riverchase||11239 N Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73120||June 13-30, July 11-28||M – TH||10 – 11|
|OKC Dream Center||2212 SW 55th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73119||June 1-July 28||M – TH||12 – 1|
|Millwood Public Schools||6724 Martin Luther King Ave Oklahoma City, OK 73111||June 1-July 30||M – TH||11 – 12|
|Del City Church of Christ||1901 Vickie Drive Del City, OK 73115||June 20-23, June 27-30||M – TH||12 – 1|
|Shiloh Camp||440 NE 70th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73105||June 9,16,23,30 July 7,14,21,28||TH||1 – 2|
|Kingfisher Church of Christ||913 West Will Rogers Kingfisher, OK 73750||June 1-30||M – F||11:30 AM – 12:30PM|
|Maud Community Center||306 West Main Maud, OK 74854||June 1 – July 29||M – TH||12 – 1|
|Asher School||201 S Division Asher, OK 74826||July 5 – 28||M – TH||12:30 – 1:30|
|Wanette Public School||505 N Martin Wanette, OK 74878||July 5 – 28||M – TH||11 – 12:30|
|Eagle Heights||104 S Hickory Dewar, OK 74431||June 1 – July 15||M – F||11:30 – 1:00|
|Immanuel Baptist Church||805 West Broadway Henryetta, OK 74437||June 1 – July 29||M – F||11 – 1|
|New Lake village||205 New Lake Road Henryetta, OK 77437||June 1 – July 29||M – F||11:30 – 12:30|
|McCutcheon Park||801 Warren Road Henryetta, OK 74437||June 1 – July 29||M – F||12 – 1|
|GUTS Church||4352 S 91st E Avenue Tulsa, OK 74133||June 3,10,17,24 July 1, 8,15,22,29||F||11:30 – 12:00|
|Will Rogers UMC||1138 S Yale Tulsa, OK 74112||June 9 – July 28th||TH||11:30 – 1:00|
|Maramec UMC||501 E 2nd Maramec, OK 74045||June 1 – July 29||M – F||11:30 – 12:30|
|Oilton School||309 E Peterson Street Oilton, OK 74052||June 6 – July 29||M – F||11:30 – 12:30|
|Faith Holiness Church||212 N Polaris Street Eakly, OK 73033||June 27 – July 1||M – F||11:30 – 12:30|
|C & A #1 (Community Hall)||100 South Clarence Nash Blvd. Watonga, OK 73036||June 1 – July 29||M, T, TH, FR||11 – 1|
|C & A #2 (Canton Head Start)||301 1/2 Lake Road Canton, OK 73724||June 1 – July 29||M, T, TH, FR||11 – 1|
|C & A #3 (Concho Head Start)||100 Red Moon Circle Concho, OK 73022||June 1 – July 29||M, T, TH, FR||11 – 1|
|C & A #4 (Hammon Community Hall)||801 Dunn Hammon, OK 73650||June 1 – July 29||M, T, TH, FR||11 – 1|
|The Place CPN||2365 S. Gordon Cooper Drive Shawnee, OK||June 1 – July 29||M – F||11:30 – 12:30|
|Mission Tecumseh||801 W. Walnut Tecumseh, OK 74873 (park)||June 8 – July 29||M, W, F|
To file a complaint of discrimination, write or call immediately to:
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 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.
Visit feedthechildren.org for more information.