The Edmond Sun

March 31, 2014

Gimbel Foundation awards $10,000 grant to Regional Food Bank

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma received a $10,000 grant from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Advised Fund at The Community Foundation to help fight hunger and feed hope in Oklahoma. The grant will be used to purchase nutritious food products in support of the Regional Food Bank’s programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

“Oklahoma consistently ranks as one of the hungriest states in the nation,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “Thanks to the generosity of the S.L. Gimbel Foundation Advised Fund, we will be able to purchase enough food to provide the equivalent of 50,000 meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger.”

The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and the working poor.

Each week, the Regional Food Bank partners with 1,100 partner agencies and schools to feed more than 90,000 Oklahomans. For every dollar donated, the Regional Food Bank returns five equivalent meals to Oklahomans who lack consistent access to food.

For more information, or to volunteer, visit or call 972-1111.