(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 26, 2017 – While most college students are enjoying a break, one group of students is learning a new job with Love’s Travel Stops. They’re also learning about commitments to our community. College students participating in Love’s summer internship program, along with their mentors from the corporate office, recently volunteered their time to fight hunger at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. In total, 53 volunteers packed 10,809 pounds of food, enough to provide 9,007 meals for children, families and seniors with inconsistent access to food this summer.
“We are thankful for the generosity both Love’s and their employees have shown the Regional Food Bank,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Our organization could not serve our neighbors without the continued support of volunteers like Love’s employees.”
Love’s has supported the Regional Food Bank for many years. Employees often come to volunteer on weekends, or during company-wide events like “Share the Love,” which happens every February. In the past four years alone, Love’s employees have spent over 2,400 hours volunteering. Since 1993, the organization has donated $179,052 and 5,239 pounds of food, which has provided nearly 900,000 meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger.
Together, we can help Oklahomans facing hunger over the hot summer months. The Regional Food Bank is in urgent need of volunteers. To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer.
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 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
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 653 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.