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 in 17 of the 24-county Food Bank service area. That overlap is one reason why they choose to support the Food Bank. Cherokee Nation is making plans to continue their Food Bank volunteer efforts on an ongoing basis.
“Cherokee Nation Businesses’ employees are dedicated to supporting local communities and providing for those in need. Their incomparable efforts and unwavering commitment make it possible for our company to serve alongside great community organizations, such as the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma,” said Travis Owens, director of community relations and cultural tourism for Cherokee Nation Businesses. “As a result of the wonderful experience we’ve had volunteering at the Food Bank, we are planning to schedule recurring monthly volunteer and team-building opportunities. We look forward to growing this partnership.”
Thank you, Cherokee Nation!