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(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Feb. 3, 2020 - The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is encouraging businesses and organizations to join the Leaders of the Pack competition. Throughout the year, volunteer groups will compete to sort and pack the most amount of pounds in the organization’s Protein Packaging Center (PPC).
Protein is one of the most requested items among the Regional Food Bank's partner agencies. Thanks to donations from food manufacturers and retailers, the organization currently has more than 300,000 pounds of frozen protein waiting to be worked in the PPC.
"The more volunteers we have working in the Protein Packaging Center, the faster we can get nutritious protein to families in central and western Oklahoma," said Kendra Loper, chief community engagement officer. "Signing up for the Leaders of the Pack competition is a great way for businesses and organizations to boost team morale and help increase access to protein for the one in six Oklahomans who live with hunger every day."
Volunteers in the PPC take frozen bulk protein, like chicken and pork, and repackage it into family-friendly sizes. The PPC has enabled the Regional Food Bank to increase the amount of protein it provides for Oklahomans like Dianna. She shops once a month at Urban Mission Food & Resource Center, a partner of the Regional Food Bank.
"Without this place I wouldn't be able to afford meat or protein,” Dianna said. “A lot of people out there are without resources and this if very helpful.
Groups competing in Leaders of the Pack will earn points by reserving shifts in the PPC, the amount of pounds per person that is packed during their shifts and also by fulfilling their shift reservations. Organizations will receive recognition for participating in Leaders of the Pack and will also earn special awards for outstanding achievement.
Groups interested in joining the competition should contact Whitney Atteberry, Regional Food Bank volunteer engagement specialist, by calling 405-600-3161 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.