Pauls Valley, OK, Pauls Valley Democrat

Local News

June 5, 2009

Kids food program coming to PV

Thanks to some concerned local citizens, Pauls Valley will become the next Oklahoma community to benefit from the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s “Food 4 Kids” backpack program.

The program is designed to ensure chronically hungry children receive the food they need by sending backpacks filled with food home with the kids on weekends and during holidays when school meal programs are not available.

According to reports, nearly 8,000 elementary school students in 239 schools in 38 counties across the state benefited this year from the “Food 4 Kids” program.

Many of these children were eating little or nothing between their school lunch on Friday and school breakfast on Monday.

Local school personnel have identified 75 chronically hungry children in four elementary schools in the Pauls Valley area that could benefit from the program.

Pauls Valley “Food 4 Kids” co-coordinator Lucille Ensey said she got involved after her two sons, Corey and Craig Ensey, heard about the program in Duncan.

They were so impressed with the concept they wanted to bring the program back to share with the residents of their hometown.

“We have been very blessed in our lives, and we just wanted to share the benefits of this program with others in the community who are in need,” Lucille said of her family.

“We also want to spread awareness in the community about ‘Food 4 Kid’ since many people probably would like to help, but may not know how.”

With help from the Regional Food Bank staff, the Enseys said they will work with local service clubs, churches, businesses and individuals to raise the $15,000 necessary to fund the “Food 4 Kids” program in Pauls Valley for a full school year.

Those interested in partnering with the Enseys in this program may call Lucille at 405-238-0202 or contact Craig Ensey at 405-207-6364. All monetary gifts are 100 percent tax-deductible.

According to Lucille, all monetary gifts go directly to the Regional Food Bank who then delivers the food to the schools for distribution.

Text Only
Local News
  • Dancing VBS Good times for VBS volunteers

    Summer can provide a plethora of enriching opportunities for kids with plenty of time to spend. One of the most popular avenues has always been the good old-fashioned vacation Bible school.

    July 25, 2014 3 Photos

  • Pup up for adoption 7-25-14 Pauls Valley Pup up for Adoption


    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • One hurt in head-on wreck

    Authorities are not sure what caused a vehicle to veer to the left resulting in a head-on collision near Hennepin early Wednesday.

    July 25, 2014

  • Winners plentiful at peach festival

    With no shortage of visitors making the Stratford Peach Festival a summer destination, it was a win-win situation for all parties this past weekend.

    July 24, 2014

  • Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck Indian Meridian and Grant Wreck


    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Search on for new 911 boss

    The search for a replacement is now on after it was announced the coordinator of Garvin County’s 911 center is stepping down.

    July 24, 2014

  • Stratford Peach Festival 2014 PeachFest draws big crowd

    Unseasonably comfortable weather, a day full of family fun and one of the best fruit crops in recent years. Mix that together and you have one of the best-attended Stratford Peach Festival’s on record.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • ‘Evening in the Valley’ set

    It might still be summer but some in Pauls Valley already have an eye on a new school year right around the corner.

    July 23, 2014

  • PV City meetings set for 6 tonight

    The Pauls Valley City Council, PV Hospital Authority and Municipal Authority have set their meetings at city hall at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

    July 22, 2014

  • DHS Caregiver Awards Love of client pales next to awards

    On any given day one can find a good story about caregivers going the extra mile to meet the needs of acutely disabled individuals.

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

Business Marquee

  • How You Want It When You Want It Today's Pauls Valley Democrat

    Now you can view and download the Democrat right to your desktop on the day the paper is published. Click here to get more information on the Democrat's e-Edition.





    e-mail request to

    April 20, 2011 1 Photo 1 Link

AP Video
Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kerry: No Deal Yet on 7-Day Gaza Truce Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Gaza Residents Mourn Dead Amid Airstrikes Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe Raw: Big Rig Stuck in Illinois Swamp Cumberbatch Brings 'Penguins' to Comic-Con Raw: Air Algerie Crash Site in Mali Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites