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Tulsa Transit receives Community Service Award by Meals on Wheels

Posted at 7:05 PM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 20:05:06-05

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsa Transit received the Community Service Award at Tulsa's Meals on Wheels Community Celebration event Tuesday.

The public transit system was given the award for delivering food to residents during the COVID-19 crisis, according to Tulsa Transit officials.

In April, Tulsa Transit's lift service operators transitioned to work as a delivery service for Meals on Wheels. The first transit team delivered close to 43,000 meals to Tulsa and surrounding areas. The Call Center made more than 2,900 wellness check calls to those within the Meals on Wheels program.

“We are so grateful that Tulsa Transit and our partners are able to provide this service to our community and help during this time of need,” said Ted Rieck, General Manager of Tulsa Transit. “All of our employees, contract employees and our Call Center played a vital role in making this happen and we’re happy to be a part of it.”

For more than 50 years, Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa has provided support for seniors in the Tulsa area.

For more information about Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa or to donate the Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund, click here.

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