Dell EMC Oklahoma City Teams Up with Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma to Help Fight Hunger in Oklahoma

Regional Food Bank brings mobile packing operation to Dell EMC OKC

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(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 8, 2018 – Dell EMC Oklahoma City employees recently helped the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma by sorting and packing 54,360 pounds of food into boxes for the one in six Oklahomans living with hunger. The Regional Food Bank brought semi-trucks full of sorting and packing equipment and set-up the Remote Volunteer Experience at the Dell EMC campus to allow employees to volunteer their time without leaving the workplace.

“We are grateful to the Regional Food Bank for bringing their Remote Volunteer Experience to our site so our employees could sort and pack food here at Dell EMC during the workday,” said Scott Haworth, Co-site leader, Dell EMC OKC. “More than 80 percent of our employees give back to the community throughout the year and having the Regional Food Bank come to the site is extremely helpful in creating one more opportunity for those of our employees wishing to give back to the community for a significant amount of time. We are thankful for the increased access to community service this operation brought all of our employees and for the work the Regional Food Bank does in helping fight hunger in Oklahoma.”   

More than 160 Dell EMC employees volunteered in two-hour shifts time and helped fill 1,359boxes, enough to fill one and a half semi-trucks. 

“We are grateful for Dell EMC OKC for donating their time to pack food for our Oklahoma neighbors experiencing hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “For the past 14 years, Dell has been a valuable partner and we are humbled by their generosity and the selfless spirit they continue to demonstrate.”

For more information about the Regional Food Bank, or to make a donation, call 405-600-3136 or visit regionalfoodbank.org. 

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