Food Bank: Get Involved, Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

Mike Seals - November 19, 2020 8:26 pm

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma Urges All to Take Action Against Hunger

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 19, 2020 – The holiday season is typically one of the busiest times for volunteers at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. While the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Volunteer Center remains closed to the public due to COVID-19 safety precautions, there are other ways the public can help fight hunger.

“As we enter the holiday season, it is important that we remember our neighbors fighting hunger across central and western Oklahoma,” said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. “Last year, nearly 10,000 volunteers generously donated their time to the Regional Food Bank during the months of November and December. We urge all of our loyal volunteers to find a way to continue their holiday tradition of fighting hunger.”

  • Start a Food and Fund Drive – Start a food drive at work, your place of worship, as a family or engage the entire neighborhood. Help kickstart your food and fund drive with the Regional Food Bank’s planning guide and list of most needed items.
  • Become a Virtual Volunteer – Virtual Volunteers receive exclusive emails detailing events, fundraising campaigns and hunger facts to post to your personal social media channels.
  • Start an Online Fundraiser – Online fundraisers are a convenient way to get your friends and family involved in the fight against hunger. You can set your own goal, customize your page and share it to your social media.
  • Take a Virtual Tour – Learn more about hunger in Oklahoma and how the Regional Food Bank and its network of partners work to provide food assistance, all from the comfort of your own home.
  • Donate to the Holiday Match – Through Jan. 15, all donations to the Regional Food Bank are matched, dollar for dollar, up to $750,000 thanks to presenting sponsor APMEX.com and additional support from the Cresap Family Foundation.

“With the help of our volunteers, we can bring hope to our neighbors this holiday season,” Dykstra said.

Learn more about the fight against hunger in Oklahoma by visiting rfbo.org.

About the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is leading the fight against hunger in 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma and envisions a state where everyone, regardless of circumstance, has access to nutritious food. Founded in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the state’s largest hunger-relief 501(c)(3) nonprofit that distributes food through a network of community-based partner agencies and schools. The majority of people served by the Regional Food Bank are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to make ends meet. The Regional Food Bank is a member of Feeding America, the nation’s network of food banks. To join the fight to end hunger, visit rfbo.org.

 

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