10,300 Volunteers Needed to Fight Hunger

this Holiday Season

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 3, 2016 – Due to an increase in production needs, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma has opened additional volunteer shifts for November and December.  In total, the nonprofit is in need of more than 10,300 volunteers this holiday season.

“We need to produce 108,000 Food for Kids backpack kits in the month of November alone, and we can’t do it without your help,” said John Bobb-Semple, Director of Community Engagement.at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “Additional volunteer tasks may include bagging and boxing food products and boxing bread.  We look forward to ‘Fighting Hunger … Feeding Hope’ with you this holiday season.”

The Regional Food Bank is located at 3355 S. Purdue in Oklahoma City.  Volunteer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are also available Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Volunteer Center welcomes volunteers of all ages, starting as young as eight years old.

To view available volunteer opportunities and register to volunteer visit www.regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3161.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks.  The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 644 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.

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