Thursday, August 17, 2017

Casady Faculty Connecting to the Community

Results of a Common Purpose
18,675 Backpacks are delivered to 52 schools on Fridays during the school year 
Hunger in Oklahoma Report

Peace and Joy at the Heart of Service
Educated to Make a Difference
Hunger Must End before Learning Begins

The mission of the RFBO of Fighting Hunger-Feeding Hope is fulfilled by a strong volunteer force
Guidelines for RFBO Volunteering

Operational manifestation of our mission

A group picture before being divided into working groups
Purpose:  Packing Food-4-Kids Backpacks and meals for school food pantries and Kids Cafes



TIP takes tour of Food Bank during Break

RFBO invites Cyclones to cook for Kids Cafes at the Hope Kitchen
The Hope Kitchen provides Healthy Meals to After School and Summer Feeding Programs
Must be 12 years old to serve at the Hope's Kitchen

18,500 Oklahoma Kids in the Food for Kids Program in 2017 in 52 schools
Urban Harvest is a sustainable gardening program at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The four central goals of the program are agricultural education, fresh food production, community outreach and ecological conservation.

One in Six Oklahomans Struggle with Food Insecurity
1 in 4 Oklahoma Children Struggle with Hunger

Beef and Pork for Backpacks
Must be 18 years old to pack meat products
Beef for Backpacks and Pork for Packs are a collaboration among the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Beef Council, Oklahoma State University Food and Agricultural Products Center, Ralph's Meat Company in Perkins, Chickasha Meats, Oklahoma FFA, and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.
Nearly 50 head of cattle and hogs are needed each year to provide enough beef and pork sticks for all of the students in the Food for Kids program. 

RFBO feeds 126,000 Oklahoma neighbors
600,000+ people struggle with food insecurity in Oklahoma
RFBO is environmentally conscious.  Recycles cardboard, minimizes paper usage, and their facility runs on energy saving LED lights with motion detectors to turn on and off lights


 Meanwhile Back at Casady 
YAC oversees Peace Rock Art for Children of Faculty Volunteering at the Food Bank