The City of Tulsa will kick-off its 8th Annual Stock the Station Food Drive on Monday, Nov. 19 that will help Tulsans in need this holiday season.
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (CFBEO) will be the recipient of food and donations collected by the food drive and will be able to deliver goods to 130 Partner Programs located in Tulsa proper.
Residents can drop-off non-perishable food items to any Tulsa Fire Station, Tulsa Police Station or Tulsa City-County Regional Library from Nov. 19 - Dec. 19.
“Tulsa is such a generous community and I hope residents will join us in helping provide food for our fellow Tulsans this holiday season,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I especially want to thank our city team for coordinating a food drive that will positively impact our city.”
Donations will also be accepted by visiting www.okfoodbank.org. Citizens can click the “Donate Now” button then select Stock the Station from the drop-down menu so funds will be earmarked for the citywide food drive.
The Community Food Bank can turn $1 into four meals for Tulsa families. This year, donations to the citywide food drive may be matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation up to $150,000.
Items needed for the food drive include canned meats, canned fruits, canned and boxed meals, such as 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.
The Food Bank cannot accept food that is homemade, home-canned, previously opened or un-unlabeled. Products must be in their original packaging. Other items that will not be accepted include: perishable foods, alcohol, medicine, sodas, rusty and dented cans or outdated products.
“The Stock the Station drive is just another example of how caring Tulsa is,” Eileen Bradshaw, CFBEO Executive Director said. “Our community comes together to provide food for our fellow Tulsans in need. The help is needed, and so appreciated!”
One in four children go to bed hungry at night, and over 600,000 Oklahomans cannot always count on their next meal.
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