Regional Food Bank’s Leadership Council Class III Applications Now Available

Oklahomans Encouraged to Fight Hunger and Feed Hope

(Oklahoma City) – (April 7, 2017) – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites young professionals to submit applications for the nonprofit’s Leadership Council.  The Leadership Council connects young professionals interested in getting involved in their community and state through engagement with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. These dedicated individuals, aged 24 to 35, volunteer one year of their time and creativity to raise awareness about the issue of hunger and increase the visibility of the Regional Food Bank and its mission of “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope” in Oklahoma.

“With one in six Oklahomans classified as food-insecure, chances are hunger is much closer than you think,” said Susan Graham, co-chair of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Leadership Council.  “The face of hunger has become younger and is more prominent among the working poor and seniors. In today's economy, it also includes the underemployed – families working full time minimum wage jobs that are still unable to make ends meet. Join our Leadership Council and learn how you can help in the fight against hunger in Oklahoma.”

Leadership Council members receive special access to volunteer opportunities, networking events and social events, as well as educational and informational programs designed to appeal to Oklahoma’s active young professionals in the community. Whether volunteering at the Regional Food Bank, or passionately sharing the message of how to fight hunger, Leadership Council members will bring about positive change in our community for a lifetime to come.

Together, we can solve hunger. To apply for the Leadership Council, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org/leadershipcouncil.  For more information contact Ellen Pogemiller at epogemiller@regionalfoodbank.org 405-600-3175.

This spring, Oklahomans can double the impact of their gifts to help feed even more seniors struggling with hunger.  Through April 30, The Charles and Cassandra Bowen Charitable Foundation and Okie Express Auto Wash and its customers have teamed up to match donations to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Senior Feeding Programs – up to $125,000.  To make a donation visit feedokseniors.org or call 405-600-3136. 

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 587 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.

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