• Apr2019

      Longevity and consistency are frequently overlooked values in a fast-paced world of newer, faster, more. However, longevity, consistency, and compassionate energy describe Evelyn Nienhuis’ commitment to providing hope to hungry Oklahomans. Evelyn’s devotion and involvement with the Food Bank dates back to the earliest days of operations. Ms. Nienhuis...

  • Feb2019

      Battle of the Bands is the much-anticipated annual event of the Junior Ambassadors. Each year it brings new levels of participation, leadership, and action from area high school students, as well as an evening of enthusiastic fun for musicians and concertgoers of all ages. Last year introduced a unique...

  • Dinalee Artist and Advocate

    February 14, 2019

    This poster was designed for use at each school site housing a school pantry. It informs students that confidential food help is available and how to access it. Meet the winner of the design contest, Dinalee from Rogers High School. “The inspiration I got, by creating the poster, was from my...

  •   Over the next 15 years, projections indicate the number of people aged 65 and over in Oklahoma will rise by 37 percent. Many seniors face mobility and health obstacles combined with living on low-wage fixed incomes, which creates problems of food insecurity for many people in this vulnerable population....

  • Jan2019

    As the weeks went by and multiple paychecks were missed, many of our affected federal workers and their families no longer had money to pay for food. Many still went to their jobs each day, unpaid, committed to their work. Most never needed help before, often unsure of how to...

  • Oklahoma seniors have worked hard to build this state. They have spent their lives working, raising families and developing our communities. Now, with their earning years behind them, many seniors like Laura need our help to make sure they have their basic needs met. Senior Servings is a program of...

  • Sandy Alexander is a hero, just like her husband of 50 years. Ron was a decorated Lieutenant Colonel and helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, however, it was his infectious kindness to others that marks his legacy. Sandy thinks of her charitable work in the same vein. “Ron left me...

  • Dec2018

      In December the Food Bank’s partnership with All Souls, Partners in Education, Junior League of Tulsa, and Tulsa Public Schools continued with holiday theme school family dinners. Community School Family Dinners are designed to help engage families with their school community in a positive, affirming manner in order to...

  • Nov2018

    100 Miles of Food

    November 28, 2018

      In the Fall of 2018 the Food Bank hurdled over a major milestone. Providing more than a cumulative of 300 million pounds of food with dignity, for people in need throughout eastern Oklahoma. Over these 37 years, your generosity has made the Food Bank a conduit of getting food...

  • Thanks to so many gifts this holiday season, the Food Bank was able to help families that struggle to put food on the table during holidays and everyday. We would like to tell you just two of those stories. Lani the Eager Volunteer Lani came to the Food Bank with...