The method that feeds millions
Our Network Stretches Each Dollar
We started feeding the families of Eastern Oklahoma in 1981. Since then, we have built lasting relationships with farmers, retailers, and other members of our community. We provide at least 4 meals per $1. Your dollar goes further because we leverage our relationships, and 97% of it goes directly toward hunger relief.
Our Priority is Serving Nutrition
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 nutrient dense meals so we can fight hunger and malnutrition at the same time.
Building Partners in Vulnerable Areas
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.
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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.
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
Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your financial contribution to Food Bank, that is tax deductible, allows us to stock the shelves of our non-profit partners who are fighting hunger in Oklahoma and directly feed individuals in need through our programs.
Direct Hunger Relief
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.
Feed Those in Need
Donating to Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma means you are helping stock emergency pantries across our state that feed thousands of food-insecure families in eastern Oklahoma. We source and deliver more than 2 million meals every month to the most vulnerable counties, including rural areas and communities of color.