Food On The Move Partners With Tulsa Dream Center To Give Out Groceries

Monday, April 27th 2020, 10:27 am
By: Amelia Mugavero


The Oklahoma Standard was shining bright at the Tulsa Dream Center. Hundreds of volunteers gave away carts of free groceries to people in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"I am so happy. I thank God," said Misty Williams.

She got a full box of groceries today at the Tulsa Dream Center. Williams says she is a single mom and can barely feed her family.

"With the food and with money being tight being on a fixed income, I just appreciate it," Williams said.

Tim Newton with the Dream Center told News On 6 they give out groceries every Tuesday and Friday, but right now because of COVID-19, the need is greater than ever.

"Because of that we have to respond even greater because that is what we are called to do," said Newton.

For the first time, The Dream Center partnered with the non-profit Food on the Move, who helped with donations. Executive Director Kevin Harper says to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 crisis, he made sure volunteers wore masks, gloves and delivered food right to people's cars.

"Everyone stays safe, no one comes in contact with anyone because we want to make sure we keep public safety. That's number one as well as getting people produce and food to take care of their families.," Harper said.

Williams believes the partnership is God at work.

"God is good and this is a good thing because right now, with the times that are going on right now, people are in need and I thank god for it," Williams said.

In this single day, more than 35,000 pounds of food was given out. Harper said over 5,000 people we served and $107,000 worth of boxes was given out.