The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, a member of the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, is one of two food banks in Oklahoma. We work to address not only the immediate needs of hungry Oklahomans, but also the underlying causes of hunger. We envision a hunger-free Oklahoma, where everyone has access to food, regardless of circumstance. The Regional Food Bank was founded in 1980 and works with more than 1,200 community-based partner agencies throughout 53 counties in central and western Oklahoma.
How to Apply
Oklahoma is consistently among the top 10 hungriest states in the nation. Working together, we can make a difference. Ending hunger is a shared responsibility and will take many partners, organizations, and agencies working together. Collectively, we provide enough food to feed more than 136,000 Oklahomans every week! The majority of people served are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes, and hardworking families who cannot make ends meet. Join us in "Fighting Hunger... Feeding Hope."
To start the application process, please download the Agency Application Packet. Once you have completed the application and gathered all the necessary documents please email everything to PartnerSupport@rfbo.org. Your application must be completed and all documents included for the application review process to begin.
The Regional Food Bank receives many requests for partnership each month and we cannot guarantee that every applicant will be accepted as a partner agency. The approval process can take 6‐8 weeks beginning from the time the Regional Food Bank receives your application. Please know that submission of this application does not guarantee partnership.
Step 1- Submit Application
Once you have submitted your application you will receive a confirmation email letting you know we have received it and will reach back out once the Food for Families team has reviewed it.
Step 2- Approval and On-Site Visit
If your application has been approved, a Community Connections Manager will reach out and schedule an on-site visit to the distribution location.
Step 3- Signing Agreements
After the on-site review, your CCM will email you the Partnership documents for your agency director to review, sign and return.
Step 4- Orientation
Orientations will be scheduled at the Regional Food Bank. We will talk about Civil Rights/ Food Safety, Client Power Dynamics, Ordering and shipping product.
Step 5- Activation!
Partner agencies may not deny anyone access to food products based on race, color, citizenship, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, family or parental status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran, or political viewpoints and other ideologies.