During this time of uncertainty, we appreciate any and all donations that allow us to continue serving our neighbors in need. Below is how we are prioritizing donations.
1. Host a Virtual Campaign
Funds go farther! If you want your donation to stretch as much as possible, please consider donating funds. For every $1 donated, the Food Bank can purchase the equivalent of 4 meals.
Our fundraising platform makes it quick and simple to create your own fundraising page to help feed eastern Oklahomans. You can share your page with others to boost your contribution.
HOW THIS WORKS
- Click on “Campaigns” on the left-hand sidebar.
- Then click “New Campaign” in the top right corner.
- Set your fundraising goal, name your campaign, and select the Food Bank fund.
- Add your photo and text to your campaign page. Be sure to explain why you are raising funds and for how long! This presents a great opportunity to get people interested in supporting your drive.
- Once you complete steps 1-3, your page can be easily shared from Cheerful Giving.
2. Virtual Food Drive
In some ways, our Virtual Food Drive is the best of both worlds. By adding items to your virtual shopping card, you can see exactly how far your donation will go! With the Food Bank’s buying power, your dollars donated will provide more in your virtual cart than it would in the grocery store.
While we all prioritize social distancing, encourage your friends and family to donate here to provide food for our neighbors in need.
Have a fundraising goal? If you are part of a group, be sure to fill in the blank on our donation form that allows us track group totals.
Click here to view our Virtual Food Drive to decide if this is the best option for you.
3. Host a Food Drive
*Please Note if you need to schedule a food drive pickup please contact Michael Dixon, 918-936-4511, by Monday, December 20,
to make sure we can pickup your food for the holiday. The cutoff date for all holiday food drive pickups this year will be Wednesday, December 22.
If you still want to collect food, please consider hosting a drive focused on one type of food item! This means less handling and less time sorting food at our facility. Consider focusing on our most-needed protein items.
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Chicken
- Canned Tuna
If you would like more donation options, here is our list of most-needed food items.
- Canned Protein
- Peanut Butter
- Canned Fruit
- Canned Vegetables
- Packaged Meals
- Whole Grain Cereal
For all food drives, please avoid any expired or damaged product, rusty or dented cans, homemade or previously opened items, unlabeled product, a product not in its original packaging, and alcohol, medicine, or sodas.
If you decide to host a food drive, please contact Michael Dixon.
Please call us to get your food drive started. We can provide food collection boxes, posters, and/or coin collectors. They can be picked up at our front desk Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
While we appreciate all donations food or monetary, we are currently restricted on what we can send drivers to pick up. Due to the ongoing rising costs of transportation, all food drives will be evaluated on a case by case basis for pickup. Please plan on delivering Food Drives that are less than 500 pounds in weight or 5 full boxes to the Food Bank. We sincerely appreciate your deliveries! They help keep our drivers focused on delivering food for people experiencing food insecurity.
If you believe that your food drive is more than 500 pounds please contact Michael Dixon at email@example.com or 918-936-4511. If you are not sure, please email us photos so we can better help. Given our drivers’ busy schedules, please understand that a pickup may take a week or longer to arrange.
Smaller sized pickup amounts can be left at our front desk and larger amounts can be delivered to our Agency Dock to the left of the main entrance. Drop-off times are M-F 9-12 and 1-4 p.m.