Tulsa Non-Profit Founded By Hanson Brother Receives Huge Donation After Tractor Stolen

A tractor was stolen from Food On The Move in Tulsa and now the Tulsa community has come together to donate a brand new one.

Friday, November 17th 2023, 5:02 pm

By: News On 6, Jayden Brannon

A little over a month ago, a local non-profit had a piece of equipment stolen, but thanks to the kindness of the Tulsa community, they were able to get back on their feet with a brand new one.

It may just seem like a piece of farm equipment, but for Food On The Move in Tulsa, it's everything.

"This tractor is not just a tractor," Food On The Move Founder, Taylor Hanson, said.

Hanson, of the band "Hanson," founded Food On the Move in 2014 to bring fresh produce to those who live in food deserts.

"This tractor is an extension of our mission which is to serve Tulsa," he said.

They use a tractor to grow and harvest fresh produce, which they then distribute to people in need, but last month they took a big hit after someone stole their tractor, trailer, and brush hog from the property.

"When somebody decides to steal, they're really impacting all the people we serve, which is I think the heartbreak of it," Hanson said.

Some members of the Tulsa community stepped in to lend a helping hand.

"All of our team is really excited that we were able to get to help and be able to bring it back to you guys and be able to help them out with all their farming needs," said Tyler Tipton, general manager at Kubota Center of Tulsa.

The Kubota Center of Tulsa and two anonymous donors donated a brand-new tractor to the organization.

"The best way we know how to say thanks is to show them what is going to happen and the impact that is going to be made," Hanson said.

Thanks to their old tractor, Food On The Move distributed more than 172,000 pounds of fresh produce last year. They look forward to making another impact on the community with the new one.

"[They] made sure that we could get this tractor, put it to work, and get back to doing what we're trying to do, which is inspire people to really get into agriculture and grow food locally and ultimately help us to end food deserts in Tulsa," Hanson said.


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