Archive for June, 2016

For 35 Years, People Make the Difference : June 30, 2016

  Bill Major volunteered at Neighbor for Neighbor while he was in high school. During that time its director, Dan Allen mentored him. Later, Bill joined a Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry taskforce on hunger. The taskforce identified that food banking was a crucial element to help feed the hungry, and Dan ultimately hired Bill to run the emerging food bank. Under Bill’s leadership from 1981-1990, the various food pantries and services were pulled together into a single efficient network, there were…

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Food Bank Board Member’s Fight Against Hunger and For Hope : June 29, 2016

Donna Jackson is an active member of the Food Bank Board of Directors and committed to making significant improvements to Tulsa through her volunteer efforts and community initiatives. In addition, to her commitment to the Food Bank and running her own income tax and real estate businesses, Donna also founded NorthTulsa100. NorthTulsa100 was established in order to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of The Fall of Black Wall Street (Tulsa Race Riot of 1921). The non-profit is committed to attracting 100…

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A Discussion with Eileen Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma : June 16, 2016

Click here to listen to this interview on Public Radio Tulsa.  On this edition of StudioTulsa, we are pleased to welcome Eileen Bradshaw, Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. The Food Bank, as it’s commonly known, is the largest private hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. It’s been around since 1981. As noted at this nonprofit’s website: “Our vision is food security, with dignity, for all eastern Oklahomans…. With locations in Tulsa and McAlester, we provide food…

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Feeding kids with food trucks : June 3, 2016

June 1, 2016 by Eileen Bradshaw Click here to read this story via Feeding America  The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma operates two food trucks throughout the year, providing fresh healthy meals to its neighbors facing hunger. In the summer months, children become the priority, and the food bank sends its trucks to low-income communities that have a large population of young children. In Tulsa, the largest city in the food bank’s service area, there is a two-week gap between the…

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