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We Will Rock You

Food Bank Seeks Volunteer for Rock n' Box

June 7, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY - Looking for a fun and free activity to do this summer?  Help your neighbor in need by volunteering at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma for Thursday night Rock n’ BoxFrom karaoke to comedy, this themed event puts a fun spin on volunteering.

Future Rock N’ Box entertainment includes:

  • June 9 - Stellar DJ
  • June 16 - Country Night
  • June 23 - DJ Dan
  • June 30 - Karaoke
  • July 7 - Stellar DJ
  • July 14 - Pot Luck Dinner
  • July 21 - '80s Night (Dress up and listen to the top 80s music)
  • July 28 - Karaoke

“I wanted to help those less fortunate,” said Roy Jarrett, a full-time volunteer at the Regional Food Bank.  “People are out of work and need help.  Plus, you meet a lot of friends down here.”

Last fiscal year, more than 20,500 volunteers donated 64,000 hours of service to the Regional Food Bank, which saved the nonprofit more than $1 million in labor.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Regional Food Bank,” said Jamie Treadaway, volunteer coordinator.  “Right now, we really need volunteer groups on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. and for Thursday’s Rock N’ Box nights. With volunteer opportunities just about every day of the week, it’s a great summer-time activity for families, youth groups and individuals!”

Rock N’ Box takes off every Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. in the volunteer center at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, located at 3355 S. Purdue in Oklahoma City.  Tuesday and Wednesday night group volunteer appointments are available from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday volunteer hours are from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.  Open volunteering (no appointment needed) for individuals or groups of four or less is available Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. and on Thursday evening Rock N’ Box.  To schedule groups of five or more, contact Jamie Treadaway at 405.600.3154 or e-mail jtreadaway@regionalfoodbank.org.  You can also sign up online at regionalfoodbank.org.

Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is the largest private hunger-relief organization in the state, providing enough food to feed more than 77,000 people each week throughout central and western Oklahoma.  The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes, and working families who cannot make ends meet. 

To volunteer, contact Jamie Treadaway at jtreadaway@regionalfoodbank.org or 405.600.3154.  For more information, visit regionalfoodbank.org.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma is a private, 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that acts as a link through which the food industry and community may donate food and other goods. The products are then distributed to nearly 700 schools and charitable feeding programs in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. In the last fiscal year, the Food Bank distributed 36.5 million pounds of food and product to help the charitable community effectively feed people in need. Since its inception in 1980, the Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 393 million pounds of food to feed Oklahoma’s hungry.  Visit regionalfoodbank.org to see the new counter that tracks the pounds and meals distributed every second.

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