News - Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Subway – World Sandwich Day

Friday, November 3, 2017 is World Sandwich Day! To celebrate, Subway will be running a promotion of: “Buy One,  Get One,  Give One” For every sub + 30 oz drink purchased, Subway will give the customer a free sub (of equal or lesser value) and donate 1 meal to Feeding America. 75% of the funds will be distributed to the local food bank where the purchase was made.

Bryan Parker Testifies Before US Senate Committee

Bryan Parker is a student in the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation Culinary Trade Program. He provided a stirring testimony on the importance of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in front of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee in Washington DC on September 15, 2017. He then met with Chairman Roberts briefly afterwards. Here is his story written by Ginnie Graham of the Tulsa World and her blog post after the testimony. The Farm Bill is the most important piece of anti-hunger…


Walmart Foundation Grant Funds Infrastructure for More Fresh Produce

  L/R: Anna Diamond, Walmart; Monica Gibbs, Agape Bible Fellowship Food Pantry; Eileen Bradshaw, Food Bank Executive Director The Walmart Foundation provided a $50,000 grant to fund the infrastructure that will ultimately help Food Bank’s Partner Programs secure and distribute more nutritious food to families in need. The grant will support investments in the refrigerated equipment necessary to handle perishable products, and will benefit 20 of the Food Bank’s Partner Programs in eight counties. “One in 6 people struggle with hunger…


Internet and phone outage

Due to an unexpected maintenance issue, the Food Bank will not have phone or internet service beginning at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, August 3. We hope to have internet back up first thing Friday morning, August 4. The phone system may take longer to re-activate. We are hopeful to have phones back by noon Friday. Mobile numbers for Food Bank staff will be the best way to communicate during this period. We apologize for any inconvenience, and are working as quickly…


At Subway: Get a Sub, Give Hope

Enjoy a fresh sandwich at any Subway restaurant on Friday, August 4, and Subway will donate 10% of all sales to the two Oklahoma Food Banks. In addition to making a donation, each patron will receive a free sandwich with the purchase of any sandwich and 30 ounce drink.

Summer Isn’t Fun When You’re Hungry

Why did the Food Bank sponsor 12 federal Summer Food Service Program sites for the first time this year? Why did our Culinary Center produce and distribute thousands of meals each week with the help of VISTA members and community volunteers? Because for Starla and her family, and many others like them, summer isn’t fun when you’re hungry. “My husband works, but we have four children. In addition to that, my mother lives with us who is now disabled, as…


Vista Members Help Make This a Hunger-Free Summer

This summer, for the first time, the Food Bank is sponsoring 12 federal Summer Food Service Program sites in Tulsa at select libraries and youth centers. Our Culinary Center produces thousands of meals each week and distributes them with the help of several AmeriCorps VISTA (mostly college students) members spending their time in service to the community. Thomas Von Borstel is a University of Tulsa student and football player. Every morning Thomas starts his day at 5:15 a.m. for summer…


Fifteenth and Home Anniversary Party

Thursday, July 27, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Join us for a fun evening of food, cocktails, music and prizes at Fifteenth and Home’s Fourth Annual Anniversary Party, benefiting the Food Bank. Win one of many amazing furniture pieces – raffle tickets are $10 each and there is no limit to how many can be purchased (winners do not have to be present for the drawing). Come enjoy delicious food, an open bar, and live music inside the store. Fifteenth and…