Our Way of Feeding Hope: One pLate At A Time
We Build Relationships
We have been feeding the families of Eastern Oklahoma since 1981. Since then we have built lasting relationships with farmers, retailers, and other members of the community. We provide at least 4 meals for $1. Your dollar goes further because we leverage our relationships, and 97% of it goes directly towards hunger relief.
We Source Nutritious Meals
We pride ourselves on being able to donate a healthy mix of shelf-stable groceries, fresh produce from local farmers, and hot meals. With grocery costs up 13%, many families struggle to put nutritious food on the table. Our goal is to get as many fresh fruits, vegetables, and dairy to people as possible.
We Feed Our Neighbors
We serve 24 counties across Eastern Oklahoma by providing food to nearly 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, and meal programs in the region. Our community soon will have the nation’s high rate of food-insecure children, so the 2.7 million meals we deliver to annually are necessary to end hunger.
TURN HUNGER INTO HOPE
Who Does the Food Bank Help?
Families in Need
Nearly 1 in 6 Oklahomans struggles with food insecurity and lives below the poverty line. While more than 50% of families who depend on the Food Bank are fully employed, our services provide much needed relief to parents struggling to choose between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table.
Children Facing Hunger
During the school year, 62% of kids in Eastern Oklahoma depend on free-and-reduced lunch, and that number jumps to 84% when looking at the Tulsa area alone. Many of these kids wonder where their meal will come from at home and have limited access to nutrient-dense meals outside of school. keeping the lights on and putting food on the table.
Food insecurity is a major concern for people above the age of 60 in Eastern Oklahoma. Around 11% of seniors in our area face hunger. Our Senior Servings program identifies and assists seniors who are at risk of hunger by delivering meals and groceries directly to them.
We believe people that have given their lives to protecting our country should never go hungry. It’s been estimated that up to 27% of recent active-duty veterans struggle to put food on the table. We support our veterans to give the peace of mind they deserve.
Benefits of Donating to Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Ease a Family’s Struggle
When you donate to Food Bank, you are making a difference in the lives of the thousands of hungry and food insecure families in our communities. We source food for nearly 400 partner panties across the state, delivering more than 2 million meals each month to 24 counties across eastern Oklahoma.
Raise up our community
Oklahoma is #4 in the nation for most food insecure state. The U.S.D.A. projects that eastern Oklahoma soon will have the nation’s highest number of food insecure children. Our mission is to make sure our neighbors are fed with the help from our community and partners.
Have peace of mind
We are committed to making the absolute most out of each donor dollar. This is why 97% of our donations go directly to hunger relief initiatives like emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, child feeding programs, senior feeding programs, and veteran’s programs.