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Program Helps Feed Kids During Spring Break
For 3rd grader Trey Farris the best part of spring break is playing
basketball but when Trey goes on spring break so does his lunch.
"They go hungry. A lot of kids don't eat for whatever reason," said Chris Leonard, recreational director at McKinley Park.
Leonard said many kids depend on school lunches but when school is on break many have no choice but to go without.
always ask me coach I'm hungry, coach you got something to eat." For
the past 10 years McKinley Park has teamed up with the Regional Food
Bank of Oklahoma providing box lunches to kids who may otherwise go
"We have about 100-150 kids a day especially during the
summer and breaks it picks up a lot." Last year the food bank provided
more than 6,400 lunches.
"We want to make sure they get fed every
day. Everyday we're going to feed them." This year it expects to
provide even more but need donations to keep the food coming.
"Give as much as you can. Every little bit helps."
sure kids like Trey get enough to eat, "Milk, peanut butter and jelly
sandwich and cheese stick," and stay energized to keep up on the court.
Posted: Monday, March 11 2013, 09:36 PM CDT
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Search continues in creek for missing Okla. teen
May 25, 2013 22:59 GMT
KINGFISHER, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities continue to search for a Kingfisher teenager who disappeared after jumping into Uncle John Creek.
Police say 17-year-old Taylor Faine jumped into the creek Thursday and did not resurface. Kingfisher Fire Chief Randy Poindexter told The Oklahoman (http://bit.ly/10s2oB6 ) on Saturday that manmade dams have been built in hopes of finding Faine's body.
Authorities say Faine was swimming with friends in an area where no swimming signs are in place because of dangerous currents in the creek.
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