The Edmond Sun

February 23, 2013

Food Bank offers tax refund check-off

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — It’s easy to “pay it forward” this tax season. Those who are receiving a refund on their individual, joint or corporate 2012 Oklahoma tax return, they may now donate a portion of their refund to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. By checking the box for “Oklahoma Food Banks” on Schedule 511- G, a portion of a person’s tax return can provide food to more families, seniors and children throughout Oklahoma.

“Support in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma is vital now more than ever,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “One in six Oklahomans struggles with hunger every day. Every dollar counts. In fact, every dollar donated to the Food Bank will provide five meals to our neighbors in need.”

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 90,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,000 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 470 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry. For more information, visit; find us on Facebook at

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