News - Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

10Gym Can Food Drive

As the holiday season approaches and families prepare to enjoy dinner with loved ones, the reality exists that many of our neighbors may not have that opportunity. With one in six Oklahomans facing hunger every day, and many of our seniors and children going to bed hungry, 10GYM is partnering with the Food Bank to make a difference. 10Gym is urging employees, members, guests and the public to visit any 10GYM location lobby and drop off as many canned goods as they want.…


Prairie Brewpub Food Drive

  Prairie Brewpub is hosting a food drive/raffle that will run through the week before Christmas. Bring two non-perishable food items to the pub and receive a ticket that may win an amazing gift basket. The drawing will be on December 22. 2 items = 1 ticket. Gift baskets include: Hoodies, a variety of local restaurant gift cards, t-shirts, crowlers, and so much more. Prairie Brewpub 223 N Main St Tulsa, OK (918) 936-4395

From Lemonade to Sweet Corn

In the summer of 2016 we told you about Hudson and Bennett running a lemonade stand, out of which they decided to give their proceeds to help others who were hungry. This summer they grew sweet corn at their “Papa’s” farm just north of Ponca City. The boys helped with the corn harvest themselves and donated a large part of the proceeds to the Food Bank. With their parent’s guidance, these children are learning valuable lessons of concern for others and…


Ag Students Give Back to Fight Hunger

FFA’s Multifaceted Approach “’Work for a cause, not for applause’ has been the motto we are trying to encompass when it comes to the goals we set this year,” said Brooklan Light, State FFA Reporter. “During Blast OFF training at the beginning of the year, we set several goals as an officer team. However one of those goals was specific to the Hunger Challenge. “The past few years the Oklahoma FFA has worked tirelessly to collect meat sticks for hungry…


Show Some Love

Show some love to fight hunger by giving to the Food Bank. Now through January 12, 2018, Federal Employees can join the Combined Federal Campaign, the only authorized charitable solicitation campaign of federal employees. Federal employees can choose which participating charity they would like to support through either a one-time gift or payroll deduct. The Food Bank’s designation number is 73596. Click Show Some Love to fight hunger in eastern Oklahoma today and tomorrow.

Whole Foods Market Helps Fight Hunger

During the Whole Foods Market Holiday Giving Campaign from Friday, December 1 through Thursday, December 14, Whole Foods Market will offer customers a convenient way to provide food assistance for neighbors who are food insecure. Shoppers at both Tulsa Whole Foods Markets: 1401 E 41 St. and 9136 S Yale Ave., can offer a donation at the register for the Food Bank. Melissa Carlson, Marketing and Community Relations at Whole Foods Market Tulsa notes, “As part of Whole Foods Market’s commitment to…


Subway – World Sandwich Day

Friday, November 3, 2017 is World Sandwich Day! To celebrate, Subway will be running a promotion of: “Buy One,  Get One,  Give One” For every sub + 30 oz drink purchased, Subway will give the customer a free sub (of equal or lesser value) and donate 1 meal to Feeding America. 75% of the funds will be distributed to the local food bank where the purchase was made.

Bryan Parker Testifies Before US Senate Committee

Bryan Parker is a student in the Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation Culinary Trade Program. He provided a stirring testimony on the importance of SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) in front of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee in Washington DC on September 15, 2017. He then met with Chairman Roberts briefly afterwards. Here is his story written by Ginnie Graham of the Tulsa World and her blog post after the testimony. The Farm Bill is the most important piece of anti-hunger…