(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Oct. 25, 2016 – On November 9 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., join local businesses in networking and volunteering to fight hunger at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. This event is spearheaded by Levi Wade of County Financial and Ted Clay of Starkey Mortgage, who encourage small business owners to volunteer and help Oklahomans struggling with hunger.
“As valued business owners in the community, we are blessed with the opportunity to serve others,” said Wade. “We invite you to join us for a day of recognition and giving back. It’s an event-filled with an opportunity to serve those in need, support a cherished Oklahoma nonprofit, enjoy great food and network with other business professionals.”
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 Oklahomans every week. Volunteers are needed to ensure that donations are distributed quickly to the one in six Oklahomans who has inconsistent access to food. Volunteer tasks include: bagging and boxing food products, boxing bread, packing Food for Kids sacks and more.
“After volunteering, we will enjoy food and networking with other like-minded business owners here in OKC and the surrounding metro,” said Wade. “We may even have a few prizes and drawings.”
The Regional Food Bank also invites additional groups and individuals to volunteer and help fight hunger in the state. Volunteer hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are also available Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Volunteer Center welcomes volunteers of all ages, starting as young as eight years old, Monday through Saturday. To view available volunteer opportunities and register to volunteer visit www.regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3161.
Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 52 million pounds of food and products through a network of more than 1,300 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.
About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest private, domestic hunger-relief organization and a member of Feeding America’s network of Food Banks. The nonprofit provides enough food to feed more than 126,000 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 644 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry. 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.