The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Tulsa-based Community Action Project each received a $50,000 pro-bono service grant for communications work for 2011-2012 from Saxum’s “Step Up” program, according to written statement.
Saxum members are teaming up with the food bank to increase awareness of its mission within the state.
“The Regional Food Bank sets a standard of excellence in the nonprofit community through its work feeding Oklahoma’s hungry,” said Saxum President and CEO Renzi Stone. “We look forward to helping the organization advance its cause and increase community support through a strategic combination of public relations, marketing, creative and social media efforts.”
Since 1980, the food bank reports it has distributed 404 million pounds of food to more than 750 charitable organizations and elementary schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
“At the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, we believe no Oklahoman should ever have to struggle with hunger,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of food bank. “We hope to broaden our reach and impact more Oklahomans with our services through the Step Up grant.”