Metro Subways help RFBO's Backpack Program and you get free sandwiches
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK (KOKH) The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma (RFBO) started their Food for Kids Backpack Program in January 2003. The Backpack Program provides a backpack of kid-friendly, shelf-stable and nutritious food to sustain them over weekends and school holidays. The food for the backpack program is purchased in order to control the nutritional content as much as possible. During the most recent school year, the Backpack Program served more than 21,000 chronically hungry elementary school students attending 500 schools in the Regional Food Bank’s 53-county service area.
In order to sustain and fulfill that much food for the backpack, the RFBO relies on donations from individuals and businesses. On Aug. 4, locally-owned Subway restaurants in Oklahoma will offer customers a chance to purchase a sandwich and 30 oz. drink and receive a sandwich of equal value for free. Additionally, the sandwich shops will also donate up to $10,000 in sales from that day to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Backpack Program.
For a list of participating SUBWAY® restaurants visit www.subway.com. Every $200 raised for the Backpack Program will ensure that a chronically hungry elementary school student will receive a backpack full of kid friendly, nutritious food over the weekend and during school breaks.