Community Food Bank Launches Hunger-Free Summer In Tulsa

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 5:06 pm
By: News On 6

Many Oklahoma children who rely on free meals at school to eat may go hungry over the summer. But they don't have to.

To fill the summer meal gap, the Community Food Bank of Eastern oklahoma begins the Hunger-Free Summer Campaign. The Helmerich Trust will match all funds donated to the Food Bank's summer feeding programs up to $75,000.

One in four children in Oklahoma is currently food insecure. With the school year ending, many students who rely on free and reduced price meals at school now need alternate sources of nutrition in order to maintain their health and brain development. 
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The Food Bank will send its Mobile Eatery food truck to Penn Elementary to provide snow cones and fresh fruit. Food Bank staff will discuss with students, parents and caregivers some of the summer feeding programs available to those in need.

On Tuesday, the Food Bank kicked off the program by sending one of its food trucks to Penn Elementary where it served up snow cones.

In the gap period between the end of school and when the Tulsa Public Schools Summer Café begins on June 1, the Food Bank will provide 1,800 free ready-to-eat meals a week at several locations where children need food.

Schedule for Monday through Friday until May 27:

Mobile Eatery 1 
Lacy Park, 2134 N. Madison Place, Tulsa
Lunch, 11:30 a.m.

Sandy Park Apts., 6301 W 11th Pl, Tulsa
Lunch, 1 p.m.

Mobile Eatery 2
Apache Manor Apts., 2402 N Marion Ave, Tulsa
Breakfast, 9:30 a.m.

Sierra Pointe Apts., 1433 S 107th East Ave, Tulsa
Lunch, 11:30 a.m.

So. Tulsa Comm. House, 5780 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa
Lunch, 1 p.m.