(OKLAHOMA CITY) – June 15, 2017 – Through July, 50 volunteers are need every weekday to pack 6,000 meals for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Summer Feeding Program.
“Right now, we are in urgent need of volunteers to pack meals for children in Hope’s Kitchen,” said Katie Fitzgerald, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. “Children throughout the state are depending on us to produce and deliver meals over the summer months. Without volunteers, hot summer days will turn into long, hungry nights for thousands of children.”
Volunteer shifts in Hope’s Kitchen are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and both individuals and groups are welcome. The Regional Food Bank needs at least 25 volunteers per shift each day to ensure that the meals will be available for children over the summer. Help fight childhood hunger this summer by signing up to volunteer at regionalfoodbank.org/volunteer or call 405-600-3161.
Through the Summer Feeding Program, the Regional Food Bank is providing free summer meals at 124 sites in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. For more information text the word FOOD to 877877, visit summerfeeding.org, or call 405-972-1111.
Summer meals are provided through support from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Meals will be provided equally and without charge to all children age 18 and younger, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
To file a complaint of discrimination, call 800-795-3272 or write to:
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Director
Office of Adjudication 1400 Independence Ave.
SW Washington, D.C. 20250
Join the nonprofit in making it a hunger-free summer for seniors, families and children. Every dollar donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will provide the equivalent of five meals for Oklahomans struggling with hunger. Donate online at regionalfoodbank.org/summer 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 653 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.