Governor Mary Fallin said food banks throughout the state provide meals for more than 150,000 Oklahomans, every week.
"The U.S.D.A ranks Oklahoma as the fifth hungriest state in the nation'" Fallin told reporters during Thursday's press conference at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in south Oklahoma City.
Governor Fallin kicked-off third annual Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive. It runs through mid-November. The goal is to raise more than one million meals for distribution through food banks around the state.
Non-perishable food items can be donated at all BancFirst locations, Love's Travel Stops, and Verizon Wireless stores.
Fallin said the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates about 675,000 Oklahomans deal with hunger issues, daily.
By comparison, the U.S. 2010 Census ranks Tulsa's population as just less than 392,000 residents.