Young Professionals Invited to Apply for Regional Food Bank’s Leadership Class

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – April 15, 2019 - Applications are still being accepted for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma's Leadership Class V. The class connects young professionals, 24 to 35 years old, who are looking to become more involved in their community and state while raising awareness about the issue of hunger.

The class meets once a month with members taking a deeper-dive into the programs and service areas offered by the Regional Food Bank. Members will be asked to use their creativity to raise awareness about these programs and the issue of hunger in Oklahoma. 

"As a school counselor, I see firsthand the struggles that kids face when they don't get enough to eat at home, and the Food for Kids Program has been instrumental in ensuring some of my students basic needs are met," said Kristen Compton, Capitol Hill High School Counselor. "However, being a part of Leadership Class IV has provided me with an opportunity to see other areas that the food bank is making a difference. This journey has helped me become a better advocate and I'm hoping to inspire others to find ways to put a dent in hunger too." 

Leadership Class members will have special access to volunteer opportunities, networking events and social events along with informational programs designed to appeal to Oklahoma's young professionals. 

To apply for the Leadership Class, visit All applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. on May 3. Members will be notified about acceptance by June 7. For more information, contact Monica Smith at or 405-600-3177.

Those who graduate from Leadership Class are eligible to continue their advocacy and join the Regional Food Bank's Leadership Council.