A Visit To The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

This post is sponsored by The Great American Milk Drive.

Last week, I shared my support of The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program that helps deliver gallons of milk to in-need families. Today I am back to share my recent visit to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a partner of Feeding America and a location that benefits for donations to The Great American Milk Drive.

As I mentioned in my post a few days ago, The Great American Milk Drive is the first-ever national program that helps deliver gallons of milk to hungry, in-need families. A partner with Feeding America – the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization – this milk drive turns donations into gallons of milk for deserving families.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma provides food for more than 116,000 locals every week and 37% of that number are children. That is a staggering statistic.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

Food is distributed through a number of programs, including food pantries, church pantries, soup kitchens, schools and homeless shelters.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

I took a walk through the facility to see firsthand how the food is stored, witness where the volunteers work and learn how the food bank operates on such a large level.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

My first impression of the food bank was that it was a beautiful and LARGE building that houses more food than you can imagine!

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

Interestingly enough, though, this food moves very, very quickly and without the donations coming in on a regular basis, these shelves would be empty in a short amount of time.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

Giant refrigerators and freezers store all perishable food products, like fresh milk, vegetables and fruits so that the quality is high when delivered to needy homes.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

Food is often donated in bulk from major brands in large containers, like this GIGANTIC bag of cereal. Look how tall it is compared to my 5’ 5” self! Guess what would go great with these cereal? Fresh milk! I’m so glad that it is possible to donate fresh milk to this food bank.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

Since the food bank does receive so many donations (and thank goodness it does), there are many boxes that are left over from deliveries. To eliminate waste, they have decided to recycle them! So smart.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

Something that I didn’t expect when visiting was the mini farm on the property! This area is used to teach children how to grow fresh produce and healthy eating habits. What a clever and cost-effective way to set up children for long-term success.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

Anyone can volunteer at The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma and about 1/3 of all donations will be handled by one. Volunteers sort, organize and pack up donations for various programs. These amazing people help keep the food bank’s cost down so that it can continue to serve the hungry community.

A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma

MAKE A DONATION OF MILK – #MilkDrive

To ensure that the families and children in need receive nutrient-rich milk – I’m hosting my very own Mom Spark Milk Drive – The best part is, when you donate, you’ll benefit those in your own community (by entering your zip code). Every little bit helps this cause and I appreciate your participation more than you know! ’Tis the season of giving, so let us give!
A Visit To The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma
A big THANK YOU to The Regional Food Bank Of Oklahoma for hosting me.