Regional Food Bank seeks volunteers to help pack food donations

Posted on: 9:59 am, January 2, 2014, by , updated on: 10:12am, January 2, 2014

Stuff the bus food

OKLAHOMA – The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is in need of volunteers on weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Donations from the holiday season need to be quickly sorted for distribution to partner agencies in 53 central and western counties.

 “We are encouraging corporations to allow their employees to volunteer during the week so that we can work the product and get it to the people who need it as soon as possible,” said Denice Hurlbut, Volunteer Director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Because of the work that volunteers do, the Regional Food Bank is able to provide enough food to feed more than 90,000 Oklahomans each week throughout 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. Last year, thousands of volunteers saved the nonprofit nearly $3 million in labor.

Volunteer tasks include: bagging and boxing food products, boxing bread, working on salvage, packing Food for Kids bags and more.  The Regional Food Bank, which is located at 3355 S. Purdue in Oklahoma City, accepts both individual volunteering and group volunteering.

To view available opportunities and register to volunteer, visit Regional Food Bank’s Website.