TAUW’s successful food drive means that more than 2,200 donors contributed 42,000 pounds of food to our friends and neighbors in need during our June 25 Day of Caring Regional Food & Blood Drive. Food donations benefit Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and these Tulsa Area United Way partner agencies: Bristow Social Services, Broken Arrow Neighbors, Caring Community Friends, LIFE Senior Services, Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter, Inc., Okmulgee County Family Resource Center, Owasso Community Resources, Sand Springs Community Services, and Wagoner Area Neighbors.
In addition, nearly 200 pints of blood were donated, providing life-saving medical care to approximately 575 people. That is pretty incredible, and TAUW’s successful food drive wouldn’t have happened without your support.
Thanks to your help, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma will continue its life-changing mission:
The U.S.D.A. projects that eastern Oklahoma soon will have the nation’s highest rate of food insecurity for children. We are on a mission to end hunger in our state by expanding our services and quadrupling the amount of food distributed. We are working every day with our community, local farmers, and partners to get families the food they need. Together, we can end hunger in Oklahoma.
Days of Caring volunteers give their time throughout the year to a variety of service opportunities to help their neighbors and strengthen our nonprofit and school community.
Grab a shovel and spruce up landscaping for one of Tulsa Area United Way’s partner nonprofits, a school, or donate canned food items for the regional food drive. For all of our volunteer opportunities, visit https://volunteer.tauw.org/
HOW DO I VOLUNTEER FOR DAY OF CARING?
We’re happy to send you information about an upcoming Days of Caring event. Contact Lexi Bollis, TAUW’s Day of Caring Organizer, by email here