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Nonprofits in brief: Oklahoma City metro-area nonprofit briefs for June22

Nonprofits in brief: Oklahoma City metro-area nonprofit briefs for June22.
Oklahoman Published: June 22, 2014
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NONPROFITS IN BRIEF

Nonprofits coordinate race series

Three local nonprofits have organized a race series called Run This Town, which will take place downtown in August. The races will benefit Downtown Oklahoma City Inc., Limbs for Life Foundation and Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.

Participants have the option to run one, two or all three of the 5k races, all of which start at 8 p.m. on consecutive Saturdays starting Aug. 9.

Runners of all ages and skill levels can participate, and online registration is open. Each race is $35, or runners may register for all three races for $90 and receive a special Run This Town jacket. For more information or to register, go to downtownokc.com/runthistown or call 235-3500.

Food drive raises

7.3 million meals

The Feeding Hope and Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, which ran during May, brought in a total of 852,495 pounds of food and $1,331,781 to help with hunger relief efforts in Oklahoma. The donations will provide more than 7.3 million meals to hungry children, seniors and families.

Devon Energy raised the most money, the most meals and the most pounds overall by a company with 500 or more employees. Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce raised the most meals by a company with 100 or fewer employees. Seagate Technology raised the most meals by a company with 100 to 499 employees. US Foods raised the most pounds in the metro.

For more information, go to regionalfoodbank.org or call 604-7111.

FROM STAFF REPORTS