OCCC is taking donations for the Feeding Hope and Fund Drive through Friday, May 23, with a goal of collecting 1,000 pounds of food and $5,000 in money donations, said Student Life Director Erin Logan.
“Together, we can solve hunger,” Logan said.
Logan said the most needed items are canned meat, canned vegetables, canned fruit, peanut butter, beans and rice.
She said the facts about hunger in Oklahoma are staggering. Around 675,000 Oklahomans risk hungry daily and one in four children in Oklahoma go to bed hungry each night.
The Regional Food Bank in Oklahoma City distributes food to feed more than 90,000 Oklahomans each week, according to their website www.regionalfoodbank.org. They partner with more than 1,100 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.