From Cover Crops to Table Tops

Farm to Food Bank is a pilot program and example of how conservation is key to fighting hunger. The program is designed to improve soil health, key to producing enough food to feed everyone on the planet. The gleanings from the program go to feed people who are hungry now....

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Cherokee Nation: Commitment to Caring

As continuing participants in the United Way Day of Caring, the Cherokee Nation brought more volunteers to the Food Bank than they ever have. About 50 people worked on a variety of projects in the Volunteer Center, in the gardens, and in the Growtainers. The Cherokee Nation has a presence...

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The Purple Bus of Montereau: Help on the Way

  The 2018 Sara J. Waggoner Hunger Awareness Award was presented to the Residents of Montereau as a result of their collective, consistent involvement with the Food Bank. Since 2009, the steady stream of volunteers led by Lloyd Zelewski, and riding their unique purple van, have provided thousands of hours...

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Junior Ambassadors Have a Momentous Year

By: Anna Hartshorne; Jr. Ambassador The Junior Ambassadors have worked to become involved in the efforts of the Food Bank and bring awareness to other high schoolers about the need for active involvement and service in the Tulsa community. The Junior Ambassadors are a group of high school students who...

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Volunteer Stories: John and Sandra Barnett

A Heart for the Hungry Can Quadruple Giving   John Barnett, Jr., a retiree of Williams, and his wife, Sandra, take every opportunity to support the Food Bank through matching challenge gifts throughout the year. Charitable foundations and other organizations often provide match challenges as an incentive to encourage donors...

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Pathways: Smile, Look Up, Be Nice!

  Pathways is a program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities. On a regular basis you might find their clients volunteering in order to help feed hungry neighbors. This opportunity provides clients of Pathways interesting ways to get out into the community, socialize and...

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Carol Friesen

From left: Cathy Elliott, Carol Friesen, Duane Friesen, Cindy Cummins The Backpack Program is one of the most popular services of the Food Bank both in terms of volunteers and for generous donations. Looking ahead, Food for Kids distributions will become even more critical as many school districts contemplate the idea...

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KOTV News on 6 Volunteers

In March, the staff at KOTV News on 6 packed cases, onsite at their studio, for the Food for Kids Backpack Program. Griffin Communications has championed the Food for Kids programs in many ways over the years. Kim Petersen, marketing services coordinator, sent Cathy Elliott, our children’s program manager, a note...

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The Village Project

The Village Project is one of the Food Bank’s, monthly volunteer groups. Additionally, they participate at Food Bank special events, such as the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. According to Akela Leach, executive director, “The Village Project brings people together through local community service projects.” When describing efforts at the...

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