ONE FORK AT A TIME: Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Executive Director Eileen Bradshaw, left, and Special Events Coordinator Regina Pickens, right, display one of four forks that were created to raise awareness of hunger in the community. In the center is Richard Carver, CEO and president of Little Mountain Productions, the company that created the forks.
September marks Hunger Action Month and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma has activities planned throughout the month to bring attention to the issue of hunger in our community.
Oklahoma is tied with Arkansas as the hungriest state in the nation, while one in five Oklahomans is unsure of where or how he or she will get the next meal.
“Hunger Action Month is an opportunity for our entire community to stop and reflect on the fact that Oklahoma has a huge problem with hunger and food insecurity,” says Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of the Food Bank. “It is not an insurmountable issue, but it will take all of our collective focus and effort to solve it.”
Hunger Action Month events include an art display and reception at the Zarrow Museum of Art and Education on Sept. 7, Restaurant Week Sept. 8 through 16, a film showing at Circle Cinema on Sept. 18 and a Can-struction display at the Tulsa State Fair. For more information and a complete list of events, visit www.cfbeo.org.
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is the largest, private hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. Through a network of 450 partner programs in 24 counties, the Food Bank helps feed more than 70,000 Oklahomans each week.