More than 330,00 pounds of food will be distributed this week as the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma looks to help feed low income families during Spring break.
Three mobile eateries will carry food to poverty stricken neighborhoods all week while Tulsa public schools break before the final quarter of the school year.
South Tulsa Community House executive director, Gerri Inman, says schools provide meals for children parents ultimately need in order for their children to be fed.
"Parents are having to rely on free and reduced breakfast and lunches at these area schools," Inman said.
Volunteers helping distribute foods are familiar with people and families who use the food bank's services on a regular basis. Therefore, meals are restricted to one container per household members or until the mobile eatery runs out of food.
Food bank chef, Jeremy Johnson, is helping prepare food each day and says the quality of food is nutritious and healthy.
"Today we actually served kind of like a pasta ragu and homemade tomato sauce. Inside the sauce we incorporated egg plant, carrots, bell peppers, and onions. Kind of any kind of vegetable."
The South Tulsa Community House and community food bank can only provide a limited number of meals, however struggling families depend on those meals to help ease financial strains many people currently face.
" There is times when they've got to decide, do I pay rent, do I buy food, do I get meds. So most of these people are very hardworking people, but they just need a little help," Inman said.
Below is scheduled times the food bank will distribute free meals between 3/13/17 and 3/17/17 :
11:00 a.m. South Tulsa Community House 5780 S. Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK
12:00 p.m. Sandy Park Apartments 6301 W. 11th Pl, Tulsa, OK
1:00 p.m. Comanche Park 3608 N. Quaker Ave, Tulsa, OK
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