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Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Seeks 3,330 Volunteers in September to

Prepare, Pack and Sort Food for Oklahomans Living with Hunger

 

(Oklahoma City) – Aug. 20, 2018 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma seeks more than 3,330 volunteers in September to help sort, pack and prepare food to fight hunger across central and western Oklahoma.

“We invite individuals, community groups and corporate groups to volunteer so we can provide food to the one in six Oklahomans living with hunger,” said Katie Fitzgerald.  “That’s why volunteers are so important. Every day, volunteers pack enough food to fill a semi-truck.”

Volunteer projects include: bagging and boxing food products, preparing fresh food for children on-site in Hope’s Kitchen, processing protein donations in the Protein Processing Center and stocking shelves at the Regional Food Bank’s Moore Food & Resource Center.

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday through Saturday and include morning, afternoon and evening shifts. The Volunteer Center welcomes volunteers starting as young as eight years old. Volunteers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult over the age of 21.  To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer, email volunteer@regionalfoodbank.org or call 405-600-3161.

Working together, we can end childhood hunger in Oklahoma.  Thanks to a generous offer from The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Lezlie and David Hudiburg and David Gorham, every donation to the Food for Kids Programs through Sept. 30 will be matched – up to $150,000. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us or call 405-600-3136.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the state’s largest hunger relief organization. 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 close to 660 million pounds of food to feed Oklahomans living with hunger. For more information, call 405-972-1111, visit regionalfoodbank.org, find us on Facebook at.facebook.com/regionalfoodbank or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/rfbo.

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