100 Miles of Food

 

In the Fall of 2018 the Food Bank hurdled over a major milestone. Providing more than a cumulative of 300 million pounds of food with dignity, for people in need throughout eastern Oklahoma.

Over these 37 years, your generosity has made the Food Bank a conduit of getting food to people in need.

Through the generous support from the people of eastern Oklahoma over the past 37 years, the Food Bank has distributed over 300 million pounds of food. That is enough food to fill over 9,230 big rig trucks, which if placed end to end would stretch all the way from Tulsa to Norman, or would feed every resident of Paterson, NJ, population 148,678, for an entire year, and then some.

The Food Bank has evolved, grown, and become more efficient over the years. What initially started to aid the Tulsa area, now serves a 21,000 square mile service area and includes all of eastern Oklahoma. During this time one thing has remained constant, the desire to provide food to people who are hungry in a way that keeps their dignity intact. Feeding hungry neighbors is a humanitarian process that has been around as long as communities have worked together.

Over these 37 years, your generosity has made the Food Bank a conduit of getting food to people in need. You have been our partner and guarantor in this endeavor. Thank you.

Here are some of the early agencies that were some of our original partners in distributing food to the hungry: Catholic Charities, Crosstown Day Care Center, DVIS Women’s Shelter, Emergency Infant Services, Francis Willard Home, Carnett Church of Christ, Gatesway Foundation, HOW Foundation, John 3:16 Mission, Neighbor For Neighbor, Neighbors Along the Line, Owasso Baptist Children’s Home, Project Get Together, Salvation Army-City Command, Tulsa Boy’s Home, 12 & 12 Transition House, Western Neighbors, and Youth Services of Tulsa.

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