Nearly 2,000 Volunteers Needed to Pack Food for Summer Feeding Program

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – May 9, 2019 – Nearly 2,000 volunteers are needed to help assemble snacks and fresh meals for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program. 

Through the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Summer Feeding Program, any child 18 and under can receive nutritious meals and snacks at more than 130 locations in central and western Oklahoma. Those meals are prepared and packaged in Hope’s Kitchen, the Regional Food Bank’s production kitchen. 


"We often say that volunteers are the lifeblood of the Regional Food Bank. No time during the year is that more evident than during the summer months as Hope's Kitchen begins producing nearly 6,000 meals per day for the Summer Feeding Program," said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "Without the help of our volunteers we would not be able to provide the meals chronically hungry children so desperately need during summer break."


Volunteers are needed to help assemble snacks and fresh meals from May 31 to July 26. Shifts are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and both individuals and groups are welcome. Work will be done in a cooled environment and volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Sign up by visiting rfbo.org/volunteer or calling 405-600-3160. 


Summer meals are provided through support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided equally and without charge to all children age 18 and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


To file a complaint of discrimination, call 800-795-3272 or write to:
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Director
Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Ave. 
SW Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 


Help fight hunger this summer by donating to the Regional Food Bank's Food for Kids Programs. A $10 donation can help to provide 40 meals to Oklahoma children living with hunger. Donate by visiting rfbo.org/donate or by calling 405-600-3136.