Tulsa Companies and USDA Partner to Serve TPS Personnel
Food On The Move, Go Fresh, Bama Companies and USDA hosted a Drive Through Grocery Giveaway at the Charles C, Mason Education Service Center in Tulsa. The event was designed to serve 2,500 TPS teachers and staff.
Go Fresh and Bama are long-standing partners of Food On The Move and together they have been battling food deserts in Tulsa for several years.
Recently, Go Fresh was awarded the Farm to Family Box program through the USDA. Through this program people in underserved areas to have access to fresh produce and dairy items. Food On The Move is proud to partner with Go Fresh to help people have access to great produce.
Executive Director Kevin Harper said, “TPS teachers and staff serve their students in so many ways, this is just one way to say thank for all of the hard work and dedication they give daily.”
The event was very simple, a car drives up and opens the trunk, a box containing produce and fruit and milk goes into the trunk, and the driver drives away. Everyone stays safe and healthy food is provided to anyone in need.
About Food On The Move
Founded in 2014 by Tulsa musician and entrepreneur Taylor Hanson along with community leaders from non-profit, for-profit government agencies and beyond, Food On The Move has hosted monthly pay-as-you-can events to combat food insecurity and hunger in food deserts throughout the last six years. The initiative was born with the long-term strategy to form partnerships helping to strengthen community trust and inform long-term solutions to end food deserts and bring back permanent grocery stores to the communities the program works in.