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OKLAHOMA CITY – A local food bank is seeking volunteers to help feed hungry Oklahomans.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma seeks hundreds of volunteers to help sort canned food donations from the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive on Saturday, May 10 at metro-area post office sites.

“More than 500 volunteers are needed to help sort food donations we will receive in the metro-area on May 10,” said Denice Hurlbut, associate director of volunteerism at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.  “By sorting the food on site as the letter carriers bring it in from their routes, we can get it into the homes of those who need it that much faster.”

As part of the Letter Carriers’ Food Drive, residents in more than 120 cities in central and western Oklahoma are encouraged to fill a plastic bag with canned food donations and leave it next to their mailbox on Saturday, May 10th. Letter Carriers will deliver the donation bags the week of May 5th.

Residents may also fill any plastic bag with canned food to participate in the food drive.

Most needed items include: canned meats, meat-based soups, canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, and rice and beans.

Monetary donations can be made online here or by calling 405.600.3131.  Every dollar donated will provide five meals for hungry Oklahomans.