Watch: Inside Look at Meals On Wheels Of Metro Tulsa's New Headquarters


Thursday, September 22nd 2022, 10:50 am

By: News On 6


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Meals on Wheels is settling into a new home in Tulsa with more space and resources to serve senior citizens in the community.

When you walk into the Meals on Wheels headquarters, you'll see photos of clients and volunteers through the years showing just a small part of the non-profit's big impact. City and community leaders cut the ribbon and the new Meals on Wheels Metro Tulsa headquarters is officially open. Construction started last July on the building at 51st and Darlington, but the project's been years in the making.

The non-profit outgrew its previous space after more than 30 years, adding to an increased need for senior citizens. Now, the organization will serve the Tulsa community in a new state-of-the-art facility.

The lobby will welcome clients and volunteers with engagement centers and additional training spaces. With the 8,500-square-foot kitchen, the goal is to serve more than one million meals a year. Office spaces will allow staff to connect with clients and provide them with the resources they need.

 CEO and President Katie Oatsvall says oftentimes, meal delivery is the only in-person contact for clients during the day. 

"The aging population is the fastest growing in the country, and Oklahoma and Tulsa are no exception to that. So, we see our need increasing constantly. And being able to be in this new facility which has expanded our internal reach four times allows us to have that same ripple effect throughout the community,” Oatsvall said.

Oatsvall says the plan is for staff and volunteers to move in by next Friday.

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