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Oklahoman Modified: April 25, 2014 at 6:28 pm •  Published: April 27, 2014


Food bank gets $10,000 grant

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was presented a $10,000 Community Impact Grant from New York Life to help fight childhood hunger. The donation will benefit the organization’s Food for Kids program, which helps feed chronically hungry elementary, middle and high school students.

“New York Life strongly encourages our employees to give their time and talents to help make a difference in our community,” said Kerry Loudenslager, of the insurance company’s Oklahoma City office. The grant will allow the food bank to support 50 children in the program for an entire year.

For more information, go to or call 972-1111.

guitars honor Woody Guthrie

Gibson Brands Inc. announced the debut of the 2014 Woody Guthrie London House Model Southern Jumbo guitar, honoring the music and legacy of the folk music legend. The eight guitars were handmade using wood from Guthrie’s childhood home, the London House, in Okemah.

These exclusive collectibles will go on auction at 11 a.m. Thursday. All proceeds will go directly to Woody Guthrie London House. For more information, go to

Leadership Council applications available

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites young professionals to submit applications for the nonprofit’s first Leadership Council.

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