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Food drive to feed Oklahomans ends Thursday

Gov. Mary Fallin's annual Feeding Oklahoma food drive is wrapping up. Food is being donated to help the hungry throughout the state.
by Robert Medley Modified: October 28, 2013 at 8:42 pm •  Published: October 28, 2013

As one in six Oklahomans is wondering where the next meal will come from, the annual Feeding Oklahoma food drive is wrapping up.

Gov. Mary Fallin's October food drive ends Thursday.

“We are well on our way to meeting our goal of 1.4 million meals,” Fallin said.

“We are counting on Oklahomans to come through for our food banks, as well as hungry families, the elderly, children and those affected by the May tornadoes.”

The food drive benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and partner agencies across the state.

It precedes the holiday season and winter months, when some people have to choose between buying groceries and paying their heating bills, said Angie Gaines, spokeswoman for the Regional Food Bank.

Donations often increase during the holiday season, but hunger is a year-round problem.

“There's always a constant need to help those struggling with hunger,” Gaines said.

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by Robert Medley
Breaking News Reporter
Robert Medley has been a reporter for The Oklahoman since 1989, covering various news beats in the Oklahoma City metro area and in the Norman news bureau. He has been part of the breaking news team since 2008. A 1987 University of Oklahoma...
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