Volunteers Needed This  Summer to Fight Hunger

Regional Food Bank Relies on Community Support to Feed Oklahomans

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June 14, 2018 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is turning to the community to help them sort, pack and prepare food for the one in six Oklahomans living with hunger.

“Right now, we are in urgent need of 70 volunteers to help us pack donations this Saturday,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “Through July, we need more than 4,500 volunteers to join us in feeding our hungry Oklahoma neighbors.”

Volunteer opportunities include gleaning produce at local farms across Oklahoma; preparing meals for students through the Summer Feeding Program; repacking protein donations and more.  Signup to volunteer today by visiting regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or by calling 405-600-3161.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest hunger-relief organization. Last year, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma distributed more than 52 million pounds of food throughout 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

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.

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