Volunteers Needed to Support Fight Against Hunger in Oklahoma

Donate Time and Expertise to Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – August 9, 2016 – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is seeking individuals to help grow the nonprofit’s Pillar Volunteer program. Pillar Volunteers are skills-based volunteers who donate their time in a specialized field to further the mission of the Regional Food Bank in “Fighting Hunger…Feeding Hope.

“The Regional Food Bank is able to keep its administrative and fundraising costs below four percent in large part due to our strong volunteer force,” said Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank. “Having a pool of volunteers with skills that can be applied to targeted needs is simply the next step in volunteer recruitment. We look forward to working with volunteers in a variety of ways that will help us feed more hungry Oklahomans.”

Pillar Volunteer positions include administrative and clerical help, volunteer drivers, project management, kitchen assistant, and Volunteer Center Team Leaders just to name a few.  Team Leaders are trained to independently lead volunteer groups of up to 40 in completing a food sorting or packing project in our Volunteer Center. Direct communication, safety and organization are essential for this position.

“My time with the Regional Food Bank as a Pillar Volunteer has been amazing,” said Karlita Manger.  “The team’s daily preparation, focus and passion for ‘Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope’ was very evident. If you are looking for a worthwhile organization to place your volunteer efforts, the Regional Food Bank is it. I will definitely be back!”

For more information and a complete list of Pillar Volunteer positions and job descriptions, visit regionalfoodbank.org/PillarVolunteer or contact Vinita Newman at 405-600-3143 or vnewman@regionalfoodbank.org.

Together, we can solve childhood hunger. Every donation to Food for Kids between now and September 30 will be matched, up to $150,000, thanks to the generosity of the Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma, Top of the World, David Gorham and two anonymous families. To make a donation, visit foodforkids.us or call 405-600-3136. For more information, visit regionalfoodbank.org.

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 116,000 hungry Oklahomans each week through a network of more than 1,200 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.