Volunteers with the Tulsa Area United Way said they collected several tons of food donations Friday as part of the Day of Caring.
Not only did volunteers collect more than 1,000 pounds of food at one of their 15 donation sites across Green Country, but people were also giving blood.
This event is giving people opportunities to help in their own communities and so many people answered the call on Friday. Volunteers said the results have been well worth all the work that was put into the event.
"Parents have lost jobs and they are struggling to pay rent,” Krista Hemme with Tulsa Area United Way. “They are making choices between, do I pay for rent so we're not homeless or do I put food on the table. For families to have access to free groceries, free meals, this is going to keep families together."
There are two more Days of Caring, on September 18 which will focus on helping people with careers and then on October 9, focusing on community projects.