TULSA – 2 Works for You is launching its 13th annual Food 2 Families food drive benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Due to the overwhelming support from our community, the Food 2 Families drive has broken collection records since it began 13 years ago and continues to be one of the top three food drives benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Starting Nov. 22, Green Country residents can donate non-perishable food items to the Food 2 Families drop-boxes available at all local REASOR'S stores and at Keystone Chevrolet. Local Boy Scout troops are also collecting for the campaign. Donations are being accepted until Dec. 15, 2013.
LINK: REASOR'S locations http://bit.ly/1iuQgqL
LINK: Keystone Chevrolet location http://bit.ly/1iuQtdq
To officially kick it off, 2NEWS anchors, reporters and volunteers from the Community Food Bank as well as local troops from the Boy Scouts of America will be curbside at the 2NEWS studios accepting donations Friday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Donations can be made by driving curbside to the 2 Works for You studios on Brookside at 37th and Peoria.
"For more than a decade, 2 Works for You has helped make the holidays a little brighter for those truly in need," says KJRH 2 Works for You Vice President and General Manager Donna Wilson. "It demonstrates our commitment to working for the community by helping the food bank with their mission of fighting hunger and feeding hope."
All non-perishable food items will go to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma that works with a network of 450 partner programs in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, after school programs and senior citizen centers. Through this network, the food bank provides more than 275,000 each week.
The George Kaiser Family Foundation is matching all donations made to Food 2 Families. Online donations can be made at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma's website http://bit.ly/1dYI9PF.
One in four of Oklahoma's children are at risk of going to bed hungry. Oklahoma consistently ranks in the top 10 states experiencing food insecurity. These statistics are courtesy of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.