In the late 1970s and early 80s, food banking became a popular way to help eliminate hunger across the United States. Based on the idea of a “bank”, individuals and companies who had resources could make a “deposit” of food and funds through a donation and agencies could make “withdrawals.”
Presently the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma serves more than 350 Partner Agencies in eastern Oklahoma. Our Tulsa distribution center is located north of downtown Tulsa, near the Pine and North Peoria intersection. In Fiscal Year 2018 the Food Bank distributed more than 29.1 million pounds of food.