(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 25, 2020 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is receiving help from two undergraduate students as part of the Inasmuch Foundation Community Fellowship. The fellowship pairs college students with nonprofits in Oklahoma City.
Over the course of the two-month fellowship, students use their range of talents to assist organizations with a variety of tasks.
"We are grateful to the Inasmuch Foundation for providing us with fellows who are ready to step in and make a difference in their community," said Deb Bunting, interim CEO of the Regional Food Bank. "Our Inasmuch fellows provide a new perspective in aiding our fight against hunger in Oklahoma."
Beginning June 1, the Regional Food Bank welcomed University of Oklahoma students Cassidy Howland, of Edmond, and Riley Mainord, of Fairview.
Howland has been assigned to the Regional Food Bank Food & Resource Center in Moore where she is assisting in packing and distributing food to clients, sorting food and managing portions of the organization's social media.
Mainord is working within the Regional Food Bank's Community Engagement Department where she works closely with Bailey Perkins, state advocacy and public policy director for the Oklahoma Food Banks. Mainord writes and designs The LEAD on Food Security, a weekly advocacy e-newsletter highlighting the work of the Regional Food Bank and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
About the Inasmuch Foundation
Founded in 1982 by Edith Kinney Gaylord, Inasmuch Foundation champions journalism, education, human services, and community to improve the quality of life for Oklahomans. The Foundation’s philanthropy is intended to enrich and enhance the quality of lives it touches; to lessen suffering whenever possible and to strengthen and support institutions and organizations in ways that benefit communities and the individuals we serve. Honoring Edith’s career and passion for journalism, her foundations have awarded over $60 million in journalism grants across 45 states, all supporting ethics and excellence in journalism.