The Edmond Sun

April 18, 2014

Food Bank’s Leadership Council applications now available


Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma invites young professionals to submit applications for the nonprofit’s first-ever Leadership Council. The Leadership Council connects young professionals interested in getting involved in their community and state through engagement with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. These dedicated individuals, aged 24 to 35, will volunteer their time and creativity to raise awareness about the issue of hunger and increase the visibility of the Regional Food Bank and its mission of “Fighting Hunger … Feeding Hope” in Oklahoma.

“With one in six Oklahomans classified as food-insecure, chances are hunger is much closer than you think,” said Adam Rainbolt, chair of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Leadership Council. “The face of hunger has become younger and is more prominent among the working poor and seniors. In today’s economy, it also includes the underemployed — families working full time minimum wage jobs that are still unable to make ends meet. Join our Leadership Council and join us in fighting hunger in Oklahoma.”

Leadership Council members receive special access to volunteer opportunities, networking events and social events, as well as educational and informational programs designed to appeal to Oklahoma’s active young professionals in the community. Whether volunteering at the Regional Food Bank, or passionately sharing the message of how to fight hunger, Leadership Council members will bring about positive change in the community for a lifetime to come.

To apply for the Leadership Council, visit www.regionalfoodbank.org/leadershipcouncil.  For more information, contact Angie Gaines at againes@regionalfoodbank.org.