- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has raised more than $290,000 to support its senior feeding programs.

Officials say the donations will provide more than 1.45 million meals for older Oklahomans in central and western Oklahoma.

Traditionally, the Regional Food Bank provides five meals for every dollar donated. But thanks to generous matching funds from the Charles and Cassandra Bowen Charitable Foundation and the Anderson Charitable Foundations, a dollar donation will provide the equivalent of 10 meals to seniors facing hunger.

Oklahoma is ranked among the top 10 states in the nation for food insecurity among seniors. Last year, the nonprofit Regional Food Bank distributed 47.8 million pounds of food and products through a network of almost 1,200 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

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