Archive for April, 2016

Long-Time Food Bank Supporter Uses Talent To Feed Hungry Oklahoma Families : April 27, 2016

BY: TERRY HOOD, NEWS ON 6 Click here to view this story on Newson6. Tuesday night marked the 20th anniversary of Empty Bowls – the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Last year’s event raised enough money to provide 1.5 million meals for hungry families in eastern Oklahoma. This year they’re asking for help as well. For Paul Stevenson, being able to stand before a table saw in his workshop is a modern-day…

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Four day school week creates hunger issue : April 15, 2016

KTUL 3/14/2016 BY Kimberley  Jackson    Click here to view this story on KTUL  Many schools are considering four-day school weeks to save money, during the budget shortfall from the State of Oklahoma. But as schools shorten their weeks, there is concern that students may go hungry that extra off day. At Catoosa Middle School, administrators are anticipating starting next year with a four day week. They are concerned about hunger and their students both now and then. “If we…

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Tulsa food bank chosen as site for national conference : April 5, 2016

By JESSICA RODRIGO | World Scene Writer   04/05/2016 Click here to read this story via the Tulsa World. Chefs who head community food banks will visit Tulsa to share ideas and discuss challenges Thursday and Friday during a national conference. This year, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the city of Tulsa will host the 2016 Community Kitchen Conference, which was hosted last year in Las Vegas, according to a news release. One of the primary reasons the Food…

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KOTV News on 6 Volunteers : April 1, 2016

In March, the staff at KOTV News on 6 packed cases, onsite at their studio, for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. Griffin Communications has championed the Food for Kids programs in many ways over the years. Kim Petersen, marketing services coordinator, sent Cathy Elliott, our children’s program manager, a note of thanks. Cathy, Thank you so much for bringing your supplies to News on 6 so we could take part in your amazing work with Food for Kids. It’s people…

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April Fools Pop-Tart Prank Ends With Tulsa Food Bank Donation : April 1, 2016

From Newson6 staff writers. Click here to read this story via Newson6. April Fools’ Day pranks normally end in laughter and threats to get even, but one in Tulsa resulted in charity. It started with an ad on Craigslist but it ended with the victim deciding to turn the tables on his pranksters and put food on the tables of those who truly need it. Clay Pattison said the calls started pouring in Friday morning with people asking if he was…

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