Veterans Outreach


 

 

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In the summer of 2015, the Food Bank began an effort of outreach to a segment of our community that was under-reported in hunger awareness surveys, namely veterans. While statistics indicate that veterans live in 18% of the households the Food Bank serves, there are likely many more veterans facing food insecurity in Oklahoma.

The Food Bank currently provides hot lunches to Tulsa’s veterans at the Coffee Bunker and the Tulsa Vet Center. Food is supplied to BRRX4Vets, a housing first initiative, for food starter kits. Finally, the Food Bank makes mobile pantry deliveries to Disabled American Veterans (D.A.V.) centers in Claremore, Muskogee, and Poteau.

For more information contact Steve Lehto, Manager of Rural Hunger and Veterans Outreach, at 918-936-4514 or slehto@okfoodbank.org.