Applications for Regional Food Bank’s Leadership Council Due May 1

Young Professionals Are Encouraged to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope

 (OKLAHOMA CITY) – (April 19, 2018) – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites young professionals to submit applications for the nonprofit’s Leadership Council Class IV by 5 p.m. on May 1. The Leadership Council connects young professionals, ages 24 to 35, interested in getting involved in their community and state through engagement with the Regional Food Bank. 

“I have gained so much knowledge regarding the mission of the Regional Food Bank and the different dynamics that go into ensuring that hunger is combatted wherever possible,” said Edgar Medina, who works at Tinker Federal Credit Union and is a Leadership Council Class III member. “Leadership Council is an amazing opportunity to invest time and effort into a truly noble cause.”

Leadership Council members receive special access to volunteer opportunities, networking events and social events, as well as educational and informational programs designed to appeal to Oklahoma’s active young professionals in the community. Whether volunteering at the Regional Food Bank or passionately sharing the message of how to fight hunger, Leadership Council members bring about positive change in our community for a lifetime to come.

To apply for the Leadership Council, visit Applicants will be notified about acceptance by June 5. For more information, contact Kendra Loper at

Oklahoma is the sixth hungriest state in the nation, with one in four children living with hunger. The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 Oklahomans every week.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 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 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, visit; find us on Facebook at or follow us on Twitter at