(OKLAHOMA CITY) – May 8, 2018 – High school students 16 to 18 years old are invited to join the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Hope Corps program. This 12-week internship helps students develop their leadership skills and raises awareness about hunger in Oklahoma. The program runs May 22 through Aug. 21 and applications are due May 11 at 5 p.m.
“My experience with Hope Corps taught me many valuable lessons about life, it is better to give than to receive,” said Selena Diaz, Hope Corps graduate. “I will continue to go and volunteer because I want to help make a difference and stop world hunger.”
Through Hope Corps, students gain nonprofit volunteer experience by training and overseeing volunteer groups in various project at the Regional Food Bank. Hope Corps engages students in activities to expand community awareness about the issue of hunger, develops leadership skills and assists the students in making contacts within the nonprofit community. At the end of their term, each student receives a letter of recommendation for college or a job, as well as a certificate of completion.
For more information about the Hope Corps program, contact Danielle at 405.600.3134. or firstname.lastname@example.org. Apply online at www.regionalfoodbank.org/hope-corps.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The 501(c)(3) nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 136,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 613 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, visit http://www.regionalfoodbank.org; find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/rfbo.