Made in Oklahoma Coalition Announces New Paper Towels

TULSA, Okla. – The Made in Oklahoma Coalition (MIO) recently announced the launch of its new and improved MIO paper towels, available at local grocery stores and retailers throughout Oklahoma. The new towels feature improved ply for extra absorbency and are now available in a two or eight-pack.

“Paper towels are a staple in many households,” said Richard Wasson, executive director of MIO. “We encourage Oklahomans to purchase MIO paper towels in order to give back to our community and help feed hungry children. With an everyday household item, you can make a difference in the lives of Oklahoma kids.”

Proceeds from the sale of MIO paper towels benefits the Food for Kids program at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. The program provides chronically hungry children, identified by school personnel, with backpacks filled with non-perishable, kid-friendly food to eat on weekends and school holidays.

“We are very grateful to MIO for their paper towel product,” said Sara Waggoner, executive director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. “The funds generated from the paper towel sales for our Food for Kids program have allowed us to provide food to many Oklahoma children who otherwise would go hungry.”

Since April 2009, the sale of MIO paper towels has generated more than $100,000 for the Food for Kids program. For a complete list of paper towel retailers, visit

Updated 01-14-2011

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