Thousands of Oklahoma Children to Get Meals during the Summer Months

Feed the Children Fights Hunger and Closes Meal Gap for Children in the Summer

Oklahoma City, – Feed the Children’s Summer Feeding program is dedicated to helping combat the alarming number of children who do not have a stable source of nutrition during the summer months. More than 200,000 Oklahoman children do not have stable meals when school ends. Their program, in conjunction with USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, is designed to improve their nutrition and health by offering them easier access to food and education in the summer.

Last year, the program provided more than 23,000 meals across different feeding sites throughout the United States. In addition, Feed the Children was able to provide more than 188,000 take-home meals to children and their families through private funding and corporate donors.

“Feed the Children is dedicated to making sure children have the food they need throughout the summer months” said John Ricketts, Director of Domestic Programming at Feed the Children. “We know that when we combine our efforts we can set children up for success and break the cycle of poverty.”

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. 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.

Feed the Children is participating in the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which provides nutritious meals at no charge to children during the summer vacation. Children aged 18 and under, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, are eligible to receive meals through SFSP. A person 19 years of age and over who has a mental or physical disability (as determined by a state or local education agency) and who participates during the school year in a public or private, non-profit school program (established for the mentally and physically disabled) is also eligible to receive meals. Meals will be provided at the sites and times as follows:

 

Mission OKCThe Meridian Apartments4220 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73107June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.10:00 – 11:00
Mission OKCWentwood at Macarthur5001 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.11:30 – 12:30
Mission OKCThe Reserve on NW 10th6640 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 13-30, July 11-28Mon – Thurs.10:00 – 11:00
Mission OKCHeritage Ridge7550 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.10:00 – 11:00
Mission OKCLondon Square7553 NW 6th, Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.11:30 – 12:30
Mission OKCLakeview Condos8400 NW 10th Oklahoma City, OK 73127June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.11:30 – 12:30
Mission OKCBridgeport Apartments1000 NW 105th Oklahoma City, OK 73114June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.11:30 – 12:30
Mission OKCNorth Village10735 N Western Oklahoma City, OK 73114June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.11:30 – 12:30
Mission OKCThe Highlands12701 N Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73120June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.11:30 – 12:30
Mission OKCRiverchase11239 N Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73120June 12-29, July 10-27Mon – Thurs.10:00 – 11:00
Del City Church of ChristDel City Church of Christ1901 Vickie Drive Del City, OK 73115July 17-20, July 24-27Mon – Thurs.12:00-1:00 p.m.
Kingfisher Church of ChristKingfisher Church of Christ913 West Will Rogers Kingfisher, OK 73750June 5-30Mon – Friday11:30 AM – 1:00PM
Maud Public SchoolsMaud Community Center306 West Main Maud, OK 74854June 5 – July 28Mon – Friday12:00 – 1:00
Henryetta UMCNew Lake village205 New Lake Road Henryetta, OK 77437June 5 – July 28Mon – Friday11:10 – 1:00
Will Rogers UMCWill Rogers UMC1138 S Yale Tulsa, OK 74112June 8 – July 27thThursday11:30 – 1:00
Maramec UMCMaramec UMC501 E 2nd Maramec, OK 74045June 5 – July 28Mon – Friday11:30 – 12:30
God’s GymOilton School309 E Peterson Street Oilton, OK 74052June 5 – July 28Mon – Thurs.11:00 – 12:00
Faith Holiness ChurchFaith Holiness Church212 N Polaris Street Eakly, OK 73033July 24-28Mon – Friday11:30 – 1:00
Cheyenne and ArapahoC & A #1 (Community Hall)100 South Clarence Nash Blvd. Watonga, OK 73036June 5 – July 28M, T, TH, FR11:00 – 1:00
Cheyenne and ArapahoC & A #2 (Canton)205 N. Jefferson Street Canton, OK 73724June 5 – July 28M, T, TH, FR11:00 – 1:00
Cheyenne and ArapahoC & A #3 (Seiling Head Start)411 N. Main Street Seiling, OK 73663June 5 – July 28M, T, TH, FR11:00 – 1:00
Cheyenne and ArapahoC & A #4 (Hammon Community Hall)801 Dunn Hammon, OK 73650June 5 – July 28M, T, TH, FR11:00 – 1:00
Cheyenne and ArapahoC & A #5 (Geary Community Hall)132 E. Main Street Geary, OK 73040June 5 – July 28Mon – Friday11:30 – 12:30

 

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.