Through the annual Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive, schools in central and western Oklahoma are collecting food and fund donations through Nov. 13 to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and its partner agencies. To date, over 230 schools have joined the fight against hunger in Oklahoma. 

In Edmond, the following schools are participating in the drive: Angie Debo Elementary School, Centennial Elementary School, Cheyenne Middle School, Cimarron Middle School, Deer Creek Elementary, Deer Creek Intermediate School, Edmond Central Middle School, Edmond Memorial High School, Edmond Santa Fe High School, Grove Valley Elementary School, Ida Freeman Elementary School, John Ross Elementary School, Rose Union Elementary School and Summit Middle School.

“Everyone can make a difference in their community by supporting this student-led food and fund drive,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “We thank all of the participating schools, sponsors, and donors for making sure our hungry neighbors have enough food for their families this winter.

“Everyone can make a difference in their community by supporting this student-led food and fund drive. We thank all of the participating schools, sponsors and donors for making sure our hungry neighbors have enough food for their families this winter.”

Most needed food items include canned meats, canned fruits and vegetables, peanut butter and rice and beans. Monetary donations are also encouraged. For every dollar donated, the Regional Food Bank can provide five meals. The goal of the drive is to raise more than 500,000 meals for Oklahomans with inconsistent access to food.

TO SIGN up your school to participate in the drive, visit regionalfoodbank.org/SAH, call 600-3174 or e-mail mdiers@regionalfoodbank.org.