(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Jan. 16, 2019 - As the new year begins, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is seeking volunteers to donate their time to fight hunger in the state. The hard work of volunteers helps the Regional Food Bank distribute nearly one million pounds of food per week to community-based partner agencies in 53 Oklahoma counties.
"The beginning of the year is one of our slowest times for volunteers," said Kendra Loper, chief community engagement officer of the Regional Food Bank. "With the help of individuals, community groups and corporate groups we can help provide much needed nutrition to our neighbors living with hunger."
Last year, more than 44,830 volunteers helped the Regional Food Bank save over $4.2 million in labor costs. Volunteers like Bill, who regularly donates his time to help assemble meals in Hope’s Kitchen.
“It fills a need and it's very rewarding to prepare and send out food when you realize how many people it helps," Bill said.
The Regional Food Bank has more than 3,351 individual slots available in February. Volunteer shifts are offered Monday through Saturday, including several evening shifts. A range of opportunities are available to volunteers:
Find a full list of volunteer shifts and descriptions by visiting rfbo.org/volunteer.