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OFB partners with Fallin for 'Feeding Oklahoma' food drive


Oklahoma Farm Bureau is partnering with Governor-elect Mary Fallin in her inaugural "Feeding Oklahoma" Food Drive.

From now until Jan. 10, Farm Bureau offices in each county across the state will serve as designated drop-off locations for donations during the food drive.

"Oklahoma Farm Bureau is pleased to assist Governor-elect Fallin in her inaugural food drive," said OFB President Mike Spradling. "Farmers and ranchers produce an abundance of safe and affordable food. It is unacceptable for any man, woman or child to go to bed hungry in this nation."

The "Feeding Oklahoma" food drive is another important opportunity, like OFB's recent "Farmers Fighting Hunger" campaign, for the farm organization to continue its ongoing effort to fight hunger in the state.

"We are inspired by the governor-elect's action and motivated to continue to help fight hunger in Oklahoma," said Monica Wilke, OFB and affiliated companies executive director.

County Farm Bureaus will be collecting non-perishable food donations and will deliver those donations to the food bank located within their county. All food donations will remain in the counties in which they are collected.

The "Feeding Oklahoma" food drive is in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, which service community soup kitchens, food banks and shelters in all 77 counties. For more, visit www.feedoklahoma.org.

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