Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day with Us

To Honor Nelson Mandela’s Life of
Service to Humanity, Your OKC Chapter of
The United Nations Association is Organizing
A Crew to Support the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

Join our Team … Saturday, July 16th, from 9:30am to 12 Noon. 

Here are the instructions to sign up for our 3rd Annual Mandela Day Service Project. This year’s project is sorting and packing food at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. If you are able to join us on Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 9:30am – 12:00 Noon, please follow the instructions below to secure your spot.

About your shift:
Saturday, July 16th
9:30 – 12:00pm
10 volunteers (could be more)
Sorting/Packing Food

General Information:

  • You must be at least 8 years old to volunteer
  • Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Volunteers under 18 must bring a signed Parental Consent Form.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes.
  • No loose, revealing or offensive clothing.
  • Please arrive 15 minutes before your shift begins.
  • Before your shift, each member of your group must register online. (Please register no later than Wednesday, July 13th). 

Here’s what you need to do: 

Step 1. Go to the RFB registration page … Enter your email address; create an account; add your name to the crew list.

Photo: Oklahoma Gazette

Step 4
If you aren’t able to register, enter this Event Registration Code:


You’ll receive a friendly email message from the Regional Food Bank confirming that you have registered correctly.

For more detailed registration instructions, watch this video or view this PDF file.

If you have any difficulties, feel free to call our friends at the Regional Food Bank: (405)600-3161 or email them at volunteer@regionalfoodbank.org. The folks at the Regional Food Bank are more than happy to help!

There is no cost to sign up … Please be sure to register online at least 3 days in advance of our service day … So, register by Wednesday (so we’ll be able to confirm the number of workers on our team). 

Remember to bring your energy and passion and good spirit. 

About Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela at the United Nations

Every year on July 18th — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN observes “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the global culture of peace and freedom.

In November 2009, the UN General Assembly declared 18 July “Nelson Mandela International Day” in recognition of the former South African President’s contribution to the culture of peace and freedom.

General Assembly resolution A/RES/64/13 recognizes Nelson Mandela’s values and his dedication to the service of humanity, in the fields of conflict resolution, race relations, the promotion and protection of human rights, reconciliation, gender equality and the rights of children and other vulnerable groups, as well as the upliftment of poor and underdeveloped communities. It acknowledges his contribution to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world.

Members and friends of the United Nations Association are invited to join us in this service project.

Be sure to register online.

We hope to see you Saturday at the Regional Food Bank!