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Chickasaw National Recreation Area Employees Donate Over 150 Pounds of Food to Area Food Bank

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Date: September 24, 2012
Contact: Dan Winings, 580-622-7282

As part of the Department of the Interior, Feds Feed Families campaign that began on June 1 and ran through August 29, Chickasaw National Recreation Area employees donated over 150 pounds of non-perishable food to the local food bank here in Sulphur. The donation was made on Thursday, September 13 at the Faith Center/Harvest Basket chapter of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. The Faith Center/Harvest Basket provides assistance to approximately 150 local families each month. The overall food insecurity rate in Oklahoma (people who do not consistently receive 3 meals each day) is at 17.7% and the food insecurity rate for children in Oklahoma is 26.6%. The staffs' donations will all stay here in Sulphur to assist local families.

Did You Know?

A group of park visitors pose around a wooden sign, circa 1940.

Throughout the 1930s, an Easter sunrise pageant was conducted in the Bromide area of Platt National Park [the present-day Platt Historic District in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area]. Initially attracting thousands of visitors, this practice ended during the Second World War. More...