Regional Food Bank Welcomes 2018 Spring Hope Corps Class

High School Students Donate Time to Fighting Hunger in Oklahoma

 

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Feb. 6, 2018 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma welcomes its 2018 Spring Hope Corps class. Through this 12-week internship program, high school students 16 to 18 years old participate in activities to expand community awareness about the issue of hunger and develop their leadership skills.

The 2018 Spring Hope Corps Class includes:

  • Malik Azees, Dove Science Academy
  • Cady Davis, Classen School of Advanced Studies
  • Katie Ethridge, Choctaw High School
  • Alicia Gaytan, South East High School
  • Samuel Geiger, Bishop McGuiness High School
  • Rawan Hanoon, Mercy School
  • Oscar Larios, Santa Fe South High School
  • Josmar Medina, Oklahoma School of Science and Math
  • Kevin Palomino, South East High School
  • Reid Powell, Norman North High School
  • Juritzi Rivera, Santa Fe South High School
  • Yamilet Samanego, Westmoore High School
  • Angelica Weaver, Choctaw High School

“The Regional Food Bank enriches the lives of the high school students through Hope Corps,” said Danielle Draper, Volunteer Center capacity building coordinator and AmeriCorps member. “Students leave the program with a greater understanding about the issue of hunger and how they can make a difference in the lives of hungry Oklahomans throughout the state.”

For more information about the Hope Corps program, visit regionalfoodbank.org/HopeCorps or contact Danielle Draper at 405-600-3134 or ddraper@regionalfoodbank.org.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed more than 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 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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