Oklahoma livestock producers are joining the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and other groups focused on feeding hungry Oklahoma children with a new project, Beef for Backpacks. The project will use donated cattle to produce beef sticks for the Food Bank’s Food for Kids Backpack Program. Last school year, 3,641 students received a backpack each week. From left: Tom Buchanan, president of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation; Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Todd Lamb; Monica Wilke, executive director of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation; and Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.