Gov. Mary Fallin says more than 2.9 million meals were donated to help feed hungry Oklahomans as part of her annual food drive.
Fallin and officials from the state's two largest food banks released the results Thursday from the governor's month long Feeding Oklahoma Food Drive. The results more than double the goal of 1.4 million meals.
The governor kicked off the month long food drive Oct. 1. She had made the food drive her inaugural event after her election in 2010.
The food drive collected 2.6 million meals last year.
Census Bureau data released in September show that one in six Oklahomans were a part of a family falling below the poverty line - $19,090 for a three-person household. The figures analyzed by the Oklahoma Policy Institute show 23.8 percent of Oklahoma children live in poverty, an increase of 1.7 percent over the last five years.