Bryan Parker Testifies Before U.S. 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...

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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...

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Philbrook Partnership Brings in the Green

The Food Bank is pleased to announce the renewal of the collaboration with Philbrook’s Edible Garden Project. This rekindled partnership will help provide even more fresh food to the Produce Project. Last year, over 31 percent of the Food Bank’s distribution was fresh produce. This year is currently on track...

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KJRH 2 Works for You Veteran Food Drive

On June 1 you can help our Oklahoma veterans. Stop by KJRH studios on Brookside, the Riverwalk in Jenks, or the Broken Arrow Rose District, and make your donation to Food Bank programs which will benefit veterans. For more information, contact Kinsey Cranford at 918-936-4511 or kcranford@okfoodbank.org.

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Help Us Achieve A Hunger Free Summer

Hunger Free Summer Summer Isn’t Fun When You’re Hungry, and Oklahoma is stuck at 51st in the country for summer feeding assistance. With school out of session, the free and reduced-price meals upon which so many children rely are no longer available and childhood food insecurity increases. 1 in 4...

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Meet Chuck

Chuck has gone from Lafayette, Louisiana to Laredo, Texas and is now living in Tulsa. He was the Lafayette Mardi Gras parade king while in high school, owned his own bar-b-que restaurant, sang there on the weekends in a small band, and worked with his family’s ranch. Now 77, Chuck...

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Crafton Tull Has a Heart for the Hungry

Crafton Tull is a civil engineering, surveying, architecture, landscape architecture, and planning firm with more than 230 employees in Arkansas and Oklahoma. They exhibit their commitment to community involvement by offering two hours a month for employees to spend on charitable causes. Chris Cloyde is senior engineering manager, at Crafton...

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Best Place in the World to Volunteer – Pat Fox Saves Boxes

As a cost savings measure, the Food Bank asks schools in our Food for Kids: Backpack Program to return the shipping boxes. To help promote the program, the boxes are printed with the backpack logo. Reuse helps to save money which can be directed to provide additional food.   This...

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Birthday Party Donor

Jill’s oldest son Grant recently celebrated his birthday. With the close proximity to their family’s Christmas celebration, Grant was encouraged to do something for a local charity. Instead of asking for presents to mark the occasion, Grant made the decision for the guests of his party to bring gifts of...

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