Thursday, November 10, 2016

Advocacy to Legislators for Zero Hunger in OKC

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Now that the election is over, the real work begins. This is a critical time to introduce yourself to your legislators, get to know them, and let them know you’re interested in what happens both in Congress and at the State Capitol. A brief phone call, email, or social media message will encourage your newly elected officials or veteran incumbents to take action on issues important to you during the upcoming legislative session.

You can find election results here.
You can find contact information for your legislators here.

Some simple actions you can take now before the state legislative session starts in February:
  • Follow your legislators on social media
  • Send them a quick email or message introducing yourself as a constituent who is concerned about hunger in Oklahoma
  • Invite them to have coffee with you
  • Send a hand-written letter
Maximize the impact of the Oklahoma Food Banks by reaching out now and letting them know you care about the 1 in 6 Oklahomans and 1 in 4 children experiencing food insecurity.

Working together to end hunger in Oklahoma,
Effie Craven

Effie Craven, MPH 
State Advocacy and Public Policy Director
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma | Oklahoma City | www.regionalfoodbank.org 
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma | Tulsa | www.okfoodbank.org
405-600-3129 | ecraven@regionalfoodbank.org
 
                    

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

YAC Casady Cans Do, Students Against Hunger Food and Fund Drive delivers $3,000.77

Casady Families!
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Thank you Casady families for your kindness, compassion, and generosity. Casady YAC provided a check for $ 3,000.77, funds collected from all division from 9/24-9/29/2016, to Natalie Price, Food Bank, Special Events Coordinator. 

Final results from Natalie Price, Special Events Coordinator, for the Casady Cans Do Food and Funds, Students Against Hunger  Drive 2016
$3,000.77
5,201 Pounds
19,338 meals
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Total pounds- 23,205

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Family Volunteer Day, Sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation

November 19, 2016 is Family Volunteer Day
Family Volunteer Day is a day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Volunteering is a great way for kids and adults to make new friends, develop compassion for their neighbors, and even pick up a new skill or two! It’s an amazing day – don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma needs
Families Volunteering Together
November and December
Due to an increase in production needs, the Food Bank has opened additional volunteer shifts and added space to many of their existing shifts for November and December.  They need to produce 108,000 Food for Kids backpack kits in the month of November, and they can’t do it without YOUR/OUR help!

Click here to view our extended November schedule or our extended December schedule and sign up for a shift.  If you’d like to bring a group, please complete a volunteer group request form.  Contact Denice is you have any questions:

Denice L. Hurlbut
Associate Director of Volunteerism
Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma