Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. announced the citywide food drive raised 7,559 pounds of food and some cash donations, which provided 6,603 meals for those in need.
Mayor Bartlett and the Tulsa City Council led the citywide food drive from Oct. 21 - Nov. 21, with food collection boxes placed at City Hall, police stations, fire stations, city facilities and City-County libraries.
The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma was the recipient of the food collected by the food drive.
“I would like to thank Tulsans for their generosity and everyone who contributed to providing food for children and families before the Thanksgiving holiday,” Mayor Dewey Bartlett Jr. said. “The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma provides a great service for many of our citizens and I’m thankful for their efforts year-round.”
Mayor Bartlett and the City Council have held food drives for the past three years. Last year, the city added drop-off locations at fire stations and this year added police stations to make drop-off locations as convenient as possible for citizens.
CFBEO Executive Director Eileen Bradshaw said, “The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma delivered the goods received to many of the 450 partner agencies located in 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma for distribution to families in need. We are so grateful to City leaders for their efforts each year.”
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma can turn $1 into seven meals. Citizens can continue to help CFBEO by donating food or making cash donations by visiting, www.cfbeo.org
and clicking the “Donate Now” button.