We have approximately 700 elementary students in our schools who utilize our Backpack for Kids program in order to have much needed food items in the evenings and weekends. We also have several junior high and high school students who utilize our food pantries to help with hunger needs. Both programs are collaborative efforts between MPS and the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank (ORFB) to fight hunger within our community.
Many of our students and staff volunteer at the ORFB, separating and boxing food. Understandably, not everyone can volunteer time. Therefore, some of our educators and staff choose to contribute to the Regional Food Bank through payroll deductions. This is simply phenomenal. In MPS, we believe that every minute and/or dollar spent to help our students battle hunger is worth every second and every penny.
If you would like to donate through payroll deductions, please download the MPS Regional Food Bank Payroll Deduction form and select the amount you want to contribute, then email it to the MPS Payroll Office Supervisor at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For assistance and/or more information, call (405) 735-4242.
Please know that no amount is too small and every dollar helps. Many thanks to all who have already signed up and are participating!