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Vista Members Help Make This a Hunger-Free Summer : July 5, 2017

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…

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Fifteenth and Home Anniversary Party : June 30, 2017

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…

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Philbrook Partnership Brings in the Green : May 31, 2017

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 to shatter that record. People struggling with hunger often fill their need for calories with low-cost, high-glycemic items, such as fast food. The nutrition that fresh produce provides is required…

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Sisserou’s Caribbean Restaurant Charity Day : May 30, 2017

Sisserou’s Caribbean Restaurant loves to give back to the community and is currently on board for helping the Food Bank continue to build on its work here in Tulsa, and throughout eastern Oklahoma. Sisserou’s will donate a portion of the total gross proceeds from their lunch and dinner sales on Monday, June 12th. Located in Tulsa’s Brady Arts District at the intersection of Archer and Main, Sisserou’s Restaurant concept is inspired by the colorful cuisine of the island of Dominica,…

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KJRH 2 Works for You Veteran Food Drive : May 2, 2017

On June 1 you can help our Oklahoma veterans. Stop by 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.

Help Us Achieve A Hunger Free Summer : April 27, 2017

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 children in Oklahoma don’t always know where they will get their next meal. With increased food and utility costs, summer months add further strain for families already struggling to put…

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Meet Chuck : April 27, 2017

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 has outlived his savings and was worried about where he was going to live. He was quite fortunate to find his current living arrangements. “If I had one thing to…

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Crafton Tull Has a Heart for the Hungry : March 28, 2017

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 Tull, and an intern on the Food Bank board. He notes that everyone can do something about hunger, “Whether an individual donates food or money or spends time helping out…

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Best Place in the World to Volunteer – Pat Fox Saves Boxes : February 25, 2017

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 is where Pat Fox, who goes by Fox, makes her appearance. One by one, she looks at each box for damage that would prevent its reuse. She takes usable boxes,…

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Birthday Party Donor : February 25, 2017

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 food for those in the area who are struggling with hunger. Grant was provided with some charitable options where the gifts could go. As he already decided to help others…

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