Tulsa Foundation's Pledge Doubles Already Generous Donation To Food Bank
TULSA, Oklahoma - A big donation to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will get even bigger, thanks to a Tulsa foundation.
Right now, the George Kaiser Family Foundation is matching food bank donations dollar-for-dollar.
Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 430, and the Mechanical Contractors Industry Promotion Fund gave $10,000 to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma Monday.
That amount will get bumped up to $20,000, providing 100,000 meals to needy Oklahomans, thanks to the George Kaiser Family Foundation.
"I think that's the power of this match. Everybody knows that their gift can make a difference," said food bank director Eileen Bradshaw.
The two groups had donated food in the past, but this is the first time they've donated money.