The Food Bank works with many hardworking, passionate Partner Agencies who participate in our network fighting hunger daily throughout eastern Oklahoma. The Bread of Life Pantry in Tahlequah, a long-time partner of the Food Bank, has been holding regular drive-thru food distributions since the COVID-19 pandemic began. At the beginning of December, they hosted a special produce-only distribution, giving fresh produce to over 1,300 households. Despite the cold and rain, volunteers and staff worked to make sure each family received food for their tables.
“The volunteers that worked literally danced in the street for the joy of being able to make a difference,” said Chip Hinds of the Bread of Life Pantry. “The clients were so excited. Some picked up food for others who they knew were in need and refused to take any for themselves. We thank those who do that and share with them that this makes them partners in the fight against hunger.”
In addition, we also report with sadness the loss of Lucile Hinds. Lucille co-founded Bread of Life in 1991 and served the Tahlequah community up until her passing in December of 2020. The Food Bank would like to acknowledge Lucille’s service to her community and offer our condolences to the Hinds family. Please CLICK HERE to learn more about the life of Lucille Hinds.