Archive for May, 2016

Food Bank Receives Partner of the Year Award : May 25, 2016

Partners in Education, an organization with the goal of connecting schools with businesses and organizations to increase the quality of education, awarded the Food Bank the prestigious Partner of the Year Award. The Food Bank is the first partner to be nominated by two schools, Memorial High School and Penn Elementary.   In her nomination of the Food Bank, Memorial Special Education teacher, Karen Martin, highlighted the Food Bank’s efforts in teaching students about food, nutrition, and preparation as well…


Carol Friesen : May 16, 2016

The Backpack Program is one of the most popular services of the Food Bank both in terms of volunteers and for generous donations. Looking ahead, Food for Kids distributions will become even more critical as many school districts contemplate the idea of a four-day school week which will greatly impact students on free and reduced lunch. Carol and Duane Friesen helped propel the Backpack Program in the early days. Carol Friesen was an early advocate, supporter and leader of the Backpack…


Battling for the Cause : May 6, 2016

Battling for the Cause       By Peter Addison, Currentland Click here to read this story on Currentland. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will host its third annual Battle of the Bands at the historic Cain’s Ballroom on Friday, May 27. The event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and will stage a variety of up-and-coming local musicians. Bands and singer/songwriters will compete for an opportunity to perform at a local music venue and also for the chance to…