“Stock the Station” food drive kicks off in Tulsa

OklahomaHuman Interest
Collaborator: Brittany Harlow
Published: 11/20/2018, 11:34 AM
The City of Tulsa launched its 8th annual Stock the Station Food Drive on Monday to help Tulsans in need this holiday season. People can drop off non-perishable food items to any Tulsa Fire Station, Tulsa Police Station or Tulsa City-County Regional Library through December 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.” 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 Other items that will not be accepted include: perishable foods, alcohol, medicine, sodas, rusty and dented cans or outdated products.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 Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will receive the food and donations collected and deliver them to needy families through 130 partner programs in the Tulsa area. Monetary donations can also be given at www.okfoodbank.org The City of Tulsa said the Community Food Bank is able to turn $1 into four meals for Tulsa families, and this year donations to the citywide food drive may be matched by the George Kaiser Family Foundation up to $150,000. “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!” Follow this link to watch the City of Tulsa’s Stock the Station video: https://youtu.be/r0q74LxJF2o


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