Hunger

Food On The Move

A local nonprofit dedicated to fighting food insecurity is resuming its monthly block parties featuring entertainment, food trucks and fresh produce on a "pay as you can" model.

Food On The Move is at Chamberlain Park at 4940 N Frankfort Ave. Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. They’ll be back there the third Tuesday of every month the rest of the year. Starting July 27, Food On The Move will be at Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N Greenwood Ave., the fourth Tuesday of each month. In September, they’ll add a stop at Tulsa Community College Northeast Campus, 3727 E Apache St.

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Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa is getting a new home to help deal with a growing local need for their services.

President and CEO Calvin Moore said the nonprofit has been forced to remain artificially small because of the constraints of their current 6,000-square foot facility at 31st Street and Garnett Road, where they’ve been for nearly four decades.

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Tulsa Public Schools will stop mobile meal service for the month starting Tuesday but will offer grab-and-go meals at more than a dozen sites throughout the city.

Bus drivers who were delivering meals will be busy transporting students enrolled in summer programs. Students enrolled in summer programming will receive free breakfast and lunch meals at their schools and breakfast and lunch meals to take home every weekend

Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa

Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa has volunteers back on the road on a regular basis after suspending their activities about a year ago because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Clients in Broken Arrow are now getting hot meals delivered three days a week. Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa Vice President of Community Relations and Development Bob Beard said volunteers haven’t been completely sidelined over the past year.

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For the second straight year, Tulsa Area United Way is hosting a regional food and blood drive as part of a Day of Caring event. 

"I think one of the things that we learned in the pandemic is that through no fault of our own, we all need help sometimes," said TAUW President and CEO Alison Anthony.

Greg Raskin with Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma said area residents showed their generosity during the height of the pandemic, and the need has not gone away.