Food On The Move and Ascension St. John Partner to Provide Fresh Produce, Flu Shots


Since the COVID crisis began to impact Tulsa, Food On The Move, Inc., along with its many partners, have joined together to provide those living in food-insecure areas with fresh produce, family meals and other various needs.
On Sept. 29, Food on the Move partnered with Ascension St. John to provide free flu shots for adults on the OSU-Tulsa campus in the Greenwood area, while Food On The Move volunteers distributed meals and groceries.
“The heart of Food On The Move is to bring community partners together to make a direct impact. We are thrilled to have Ascension St. John partner with us this week to serve Greenwood!” said Kevin Harper, executive director of Food On The Move, Inc.
Beginning on March 16, Food On The Move, Inc. has responded to the COVID-19 crisis’s impact in the Tulsa metro area by providing fresh produce to people in need. Harper said, By Sept. 25, we served more than 4,000 people with groceries, purchased and distributed $130,000 in local restaurant meals (helping serve our local economy while serving those in need), and distributed more than two million pounds of produce to those living in Tulsa County. We currently host two weekly food drive-through events in Tulsa. It serves families with meals, groceries, health services information, COVID-19 relief funding, Census 2020 information, voter registration, and other vital information to help individuals overcome this difficult time.”


Food On The Move, Inc. is an innovative mobile food initiative that has been working to end food deserts since 2014, through mobile food events and a long-term strategy to foster the return of permanent grocery stores and healthy food systems.
Key Sponsors of the event were Bama Companies, Cherokee Nation District 13 Joe Deere, Go Fresh, OSU Tulsa, OSU Extension Office, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Langston Tulsa, Hardesty Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation, Tulsa Area United Way, Will Smith Charitable Trust, George Kaiser Family Foundation, Coretz Family Foundation and USDA.

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