Volunteers Deliver Meals To Tulsa Students


Tuesday, May 5th 2020, 9:16 pm
By: Amelia Mugavero


On "Giving Tuesday," volunteers Matthew Miller and Elandra Dabney went door to door delivering meals to Tulsa students. 

However, Miller and Dabney said it's not just about delivering meals. 

"We are able to take some stress off of the parents," Miller said, "and for me, I knew the kids beforehand. To pass out groceries and check up on them, it was like killing two birds with one stone."

"It's fun it helps you get out, so being able to work and help people out at the same time, it's a blessing," Dabney said. 

Chernise Williams received nine meals for her kids today with a smile on her face.

"Every day they are bringing me food, they have no complaints they don't say no you can’t have that much, they completely bring it to you every day," Williams said. 

Tulsa Public Schools Provides the meals and volunteers deliver them four days a week. 

Dream Center Programs Director Tim Newton said in the last nine weeks, they have delivered more than a hundred thousand meals. He said the center is also making and giving out dinners to kids and parents. 

"During the summertime, we give them a breakfast and lunch and a snack, but because what is taking place, we have to elevate our response to reach out boys and girls in a very real way," Newton said. 

Recipients like Charnise tell me they're grateful for these volunteers who are truly making a difference.

"The dream center helps me a lot and I thank them for that," Williams said. 

For more information on how to volunteer for the Tulsa Dream Center, click here.