Oklahoma Govenor Mary Fallin kicked off the 4th annual "Feeding Oklahoma" food drive yesterday. The goal is to raise 1.4 million meals for families and those affected by May tornadoes by October 31st. Donations will go to the Regional food bank of Oklahoma and partnering agencies like the Salvation Army in Ardmore.
Edith White, the woman's lodge manager at Salvation Army says they see an increase in need beginning in October every year.
"We start getting into the cooler months and heating bills start to go up. So we find people having to make a decision... Do I pay my bills and keep the heat on or do I buy groceries," White says.
According to the Regional Food Bank: "In Carter County, non-perishable donations are accepted at the Regional Food Bank's partner agencies: Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation, Broadway House Inc, Family Shelter of Southern Oklahoma, House of Prayer - Ardmore, Loaves and Fishes, Inc., Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Project - Ardmore, First United Pentecostal, River of Life - Wilson and Southern Oklahoma Nutrition Project - Wilson."