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Feeding Muskogee 2020: Food drive helps families affected by pandemic

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 18:50:04-04

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — The Community Foodbank of Oklahoma believes 40-60% of its clients are getting food from them for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The City of Muskogee Foundation is working with Neighbors Building Neighborhoods and OSU Extension to hold a food pantry drive-thru called Feeding Muskogee 2020.

Organizers said when Muskogee’s summer camps were put on hold due to the pandemic, they shuffled much needed grant money around to get a food pantry drive-through open.

The group has been doing the weekly drive-throughs since June and they’ve seen families come in from all over eastern Oklahoma.

"We’ve looked at the zip codes and OK is coming in, Checotah is coming in and all the small cities around us, which it’s too far to go to Tulsa. Muskogee is the central spot for them,” said Kim lynch, Neighbors Building Neighborhoods.

The free meal kits can feed a family up to a week.

You’ll want to come early—the drive-thru will be open Thursday, July 9 at Muskogee’s Hatbox Field at 3 p.m., but organizers said people start lining up around noon. They can only feed up to 450 cars.

For more information about Feeding Muskogee 2020, click here.

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