62% of Oklahoma children receive free or reduced breakfast or lunch while in school. During the summer break those meals are lost. We need your help to address the needs of children throughout the summer months.
Food-insecurity impacts nearly 1 in 4 Oklahoma children. Many don’t always know where they will get their next meal. Summer is a particularly difficult time for these kids, as access to school meals becomes limited or non-existent. This adds further strain to families that are already struggling to put food on the table. For these families, the summer months mean increased food along with utility costs as they care for children at home.
We need your help to ensure kids and their families can spend their summer enjoying activities instead of worrying about where they’ll find their next meal.
With your support, the Food Bank will implement the following programs to help address the increased need during the summer months:
The Food Bank’s Mobile Eatery will help fill the meal gap for children and families by daily providing ready-to-enjoy meals in high-poverty areas throughout the summer months.
Free Family Farmers’ Markets
The Food Bank will continue providing fresh produce and bakery items to students and their families through the Free Family Farmer’s Markets at CAP Tulsa’s early childhood education programs and Educare locations in the area.
Partnering with Tulsa Public Schools’ Summer Café program, the Food Bank will distribute TPS prepared meals to children at several Summer Café locations throughout the Tulsa area, including some Tulsa library sites. Click here a complete listing of TPS Summer Cafe Sites.
Partner Program Food Distribution
During the summer months, food distribution increases through the Food Bank’s network of 450 Partner Programs. An emphasis is placed on distributing fresh produce and other nutritious food.