• Oct2021

    When an Oklahoman who lives in poverty buys a carton of eggs or a head of lettuce, they pay the exact same sales tax as someone with a higher income buying those same products. In some places in Oklahoma, that could mean more than $5 in sales tax paid for...

  • Sep2021

    To understand Ms. Mable Jones, you have to recognize the love she had for her family and community. She loved to cook for her children and grandchildren and spent many years volunteering at organizations across Tulsa. Following her death in December of 2020, her children knew they had to do...

  • Aug2021

    First Baptist Church in Okmulgee has participated in the Backpack Program for years. Their program was like many others, filling sacks with kid-friendly foods and dropping them off at schools on Fridays. Two years ago they finally realized a dream of Holly Barris, the program coordinator, and began offering choices...

  • Jul2021

    Megan Evans jokes she was “voluntold” about her new position as director for Northstar Storehouse in Pryor. She had a one-year old, along with two older boys at the time. When she started in January of 2018, Northstar was open two days a week and serving about 15-20 families each...

  • Apr2021

    Hunger Never Retires

    April 13, 2021

    For many people, food relief can get them through a crisis until they regain stable footing. For others, chronic conditions mean they need ongoing help. Many brave men and women from the armed forces face circumstances they can't manage alone. Likewise, so many seniors confront health and mobility issues. While...

  • Feb2021

    Can We Get That Recipe?

    February 24, 2021

      The pandemic has been a disaster for so many families, it has stressed our societal systems, and disrupted daily life. The Food Bank adjusted to keep pace. With the Partner Agencies in our food network who work on the ground every day, we provide access to food for eastern...

  • Jan2021

    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...

  • Aug2020

    Children receive food from the Afton Housing Authority Afton, like many rural Oklahoma towns, has clear age lines, visible signs of decay. As local economies evolved from small towns toward urban centers, the hollowed-out remnants of small-town buildings that have ceased to operate, linger as a visible reminder of past...

  • Jun2020

    Langley, Oklahoma sits at the mouth of Grand Lake, and is the gateway to the longest multi-arch dam in the world. In contrast, according to librarian and summer feeding coordinator, Jeanie Norman, the Langley Public Library is one of the smallest in the state. It serves a little town whose...

  • Apr2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic is difficult for everyone. Located in Tulsa, and operating with a greatly reduced volunteer staff, Lori Lewis Dryer from the People’s Pantry, a Partner Agency of the Food Bank, felt fortunate to receive disaster relief boxes to help provide food for the increase in clients. As one...