Stock the Station Food Drive Helps Those in Need
From Tulsa’s Mayor by Mayor G. T. Bynum
Mayor of Tulsa
DONATION DESTINATION: Tulsa residents can drop-off their non-perishable food items at any Tulsa Fire Station, Tulsa Police Station of Tulsa City-County Regional Library. This photo is from the 2017 Food Drive.
Here at the City of Tulsa we are committed to making an amazing difference in our community, especially for at-risk Tulsans who have fallen on hard times this holiday season.
I invite you to join me in our citywide Stock the Station Food Drive, which is in full swing now through Dec. 19.
It’s so heartbreaking to know that one in four children go to bed hungry at night, and more than 600,000 Oklahomans cannot always count on their next meal. That’s why we need your help to not only spread the word about our annual Stock the Station Food Drive but give from your heart to a family in need.
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (CFBEO) will be the recipient of food and donations collected during the food drive and will deliver goods to 130 Partner Programs located in Tulsa.
So, how can you contribute to this worthy cause during the holidays? Tulsa residents can drop-off their non-perishable food items at any Tulsa Fire Station, Tulsa Police Station of Tulsa City-County Regional Library.
Additionally, you can donate by visiting www.okfoodbank.org. Simply click the “Donate Now” button, then select Stock the Station from the drop-down menu so that funds will be earmarked for the citywide food drive. Amazingly, the Community Food Bank can turn $1 into four meals for Tulsa families. Also, the George Kaiser Family Foundation will generously match donations – up to $150,000 – for the citywide food drive.
Eileen Bradshaw, CFBEO Executive Director tells me she greatly appreciates how our community always comes together to provide food for our fellow Tulsans in need. She says the help is needed and so appreciated.
Please join me in extending a helping hand up to our neighbors in need to make this holiday season brighter for them and their loved ones. By joining together and giving from our hearts, we can make a tremendous difference in our community to ensure families who have fallen on hard times won’t go hungry during the holidays.
Also, see the following list for ways you can help ease the hunger pains of our neighbors. Tulsans always amaze me with their generosity. Thank you in advance for whatever you can do to help us with our Stock the Station Food Drive. Together we can help touch the hearts of hurting families and transform lives.
Items Needed for the Food Drive include: Staples such as canned meats, canned fruits, canned and boxed meals, like soup, macaroni and cheese, baby cereal and formula, peanut butter, jelly, canned or dried beans and peas, 100 percent fruit juice (canned, plastic or boxed), pasta, rice and cereal. However, please note the Food Bank cannot accept food that is homemade, home-canned, previously opened or un-labeled. Products must be in their original packaging. Other items that will not be accepted include: perishable foods, alcohol, medicine, sodas, rust and dented cans or outdated products.