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Best Place in the World to Volunteer – American Airlines Has a Heart for the Hungry

Judi Morrow, a Senior Analyst with Tech Ops Finance at American Airlines, volunteers at the Food Bank with American and with Kirk of the Hills church. Judi, clearly there are several groups of people at American Airlines who believe in the mission of the Food Bank, what is it that attracts your group?   Approximately 25 Tech Ops Finance team members have volunteered at the Food Bank on several occasions. Going to the Food Bank takes us away from our…

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Icy Ice Bowl

Doug Duff is the organizer of the Tulsa Ice Bowl through the Tulsa Disc Golf Association. “This is our twenty-second year supporting the Food Bank. We like to promote this event because it comes right after the holidays. It’s a time when we know the Food Bank needs to replenish their shelves and allows us to remind everyone the Food Bank needs assistance throughout the year.”   While the tournament is competitive, there’s also a great deal of comradery and…

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Everyone Can Run on a Full Tank When There is Enough to Eat.

The founder of Enterprise car rental, Mr. Jack Taylor, had a vision of ending hunger. It was through his passion for that concept that he set up a charitable foundation to assist food banks across the country. Our Food Bank was fortunate to be the recipient of a $12,000 gift from the foundation that will recur over the next six years. Gifts that recur over time – at any level – provide consistent support for the Food Bank, allowing us…

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PB&J’s Thousands of ‘Em

Thanks to the combined efforts of students from Bishop Kelley and Cascia Hall who joined forces to make thousands of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The sandwiches went out the next day to several appreciative programs. In addition, each participating student brought extra cans and jars of PB&J to help stock our shelves. Peanut butter is one of our most sought after commodities. It is universal and versatile, doesn’t need refrigeration, is a good source of protein, and it doesn’t require…

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Partnership Payoff

Thanks to a partnership with SemGroup Corporation the Food Bank provided 100 complete holiday meals at Rosa Parks Elementary. Kim Knave at SemGroup received a card referencing the smoked meats program, and decided to make a connection with the Food Bank. SemGroup purchased the meals from our Culinary Center and their employees provided coats and games for the kids. Eric worked as a financial administrator in the oil and gas industry. “In normal circumstances I didn’t have to worry about…

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School Family Dinners Encourage Success

In December the Food Bank’s partnership with All Souls, Partners in Education and Tulsa Public Schools continued with a holiday theme school family dinner. School Family dinners are designed to help engage families with their school community in a positive, affirming manner in order to better support their child’s education. Families are treated to dinner and an extra bag of groceries along with fresh produce provided at the end of the night. During such dinners the school can communicate important…

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Get to know Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Get to know Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma By Michael Smith Tulsa World Read this article on the Tulsa World Website.  The numbers are staggering: 1 in 6 Oklahomans (more than 650,000) don’t know where their next meal is coming from, and 1 in 4 state children will go to bed tonight without having eaten a proper meal. These numbers are what drive the mission of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in…

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Review: T-Town Tacos is tasty new program from Youth Services

Click here to read this story on via the Tulsa World It can be as fulfilling and enjoyable to run across a good cause as it is to run across good food. With T-Town Tacos, you get both. T-Town Tacos features taco carts — food carriers attached to bicycles — that offer breakfast tacos at specific locations every weekday morning. The food is prepared by and the carts operated by participants in Youth Services of Tulsa, an organization that has…

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For 35 Years, People Make the Difference

  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

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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