OKLAHOMA CITY (Jan. 25, 2017) — Jimmy Cutter was recently recognized as the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Volunteer of the Quarter, which is presented by Devon Energy. Cutter has volunteered at the Regional Food Bank for the last two years and is committed to helping Oklahomans with limited access to healthy, fresh food.
“Jimmy always comes with a positive, uplifting attitude and easily makes friends with fellow volunteers and clients alike,” said John Bobb-Semple, director of community engagement at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “He is the epitome of the ideal volunteer and we count ourselves very lucky to have him. Thank you, Jimmy!”
Cutter volunteers each week at the Regional Food Bank’s Senior Mobile Pantries and Fresh Food Mobile Markets distributions. These programs distribute healthy food to underserved populations in the Oklahoma City metro area. Oklahoma is consistently one of the hungriest states in the nation. In fact, one in 11 seniors has inconsistent access to food.
“One of the basic needs people have is food,” said Cutter. “People are very thankful and they’re constantly saying, ‘Thank you for the food.’ Volunteer to do something in your life.”
Last fiscal year, nearly 42,000 volunteers donated nearly 203,000 hours of service, which saved the Regional Food Bank more than $4.3 million in labor costs. Volunteers are needed year round to fight hunger in Oklahoma. Tasks include: bagging and boxing food products, assisting with mobile pantry distributions, working on salvage, packing Food for Kids backpacks and more.
“A few hours of your time each month can truly make a difference for those who are counting on the Regional Food Bank for a little extra help,” said Bobb-Semple.
To view available volunteer opportunities and register to volunteer, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3161.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private domestic hunger relief organization. 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 587 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.