Boy Brings Seafood To Tulsa Food Bank

Thursday, January 22nd 2009, 5:49 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

BROKEN ARROW, OK -- It's a big win for a little boy from Broken Arrow, his mom and thousands of hungry Oklahomans.

"When your tummy's hungry, hungry as can be, what you need is Chicken of the Sea," sings Richie Cabrales.

The jingle and your votes are the reasons the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will have its shelves stocked with $100,000 worth of seafood this winter.

Four-year-old Richie Cabrales and his mom Rachael entered a nationwide Chicken of the Sea jingle contest and they won.

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Rachael wrote the jingle.  Richie sang it.  And, nearly 85,000 online votes made the Broken Arrow pair the favorite.

"It feels wonderful to help those in need because I've been there. And so it hits home, and it hits the heart," said Rachael Cabrales.

"This trailer-load of food will add a protein component to 72,000 meals," said Executive Director Sara Waggoner with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.

Richie's a winner, too.  He and his mom get a trip to Universal Studios in California.