• Oklahoma food bank working to help those affected by government shutdown

    By: Ryan Love


    TULSA, Okla. - Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma officials say they will continue assist those impacted by the shutdown during the temporary reopening. 

    Related: President Trump temporarily reopens government after record long shutdown.

    Local food banks are working to help those in need during the federal government shutdown.

    The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma released a statement saying they understand the plight of those federal workers not getting paid during the standstill in Washington, D.C.

    READ MORE: Federal workers miss paycheck as partial shutdown ties record length

    "The Food Bank has received calls from federal workers expressing concern over the government shutdown. We also hear the stories reported in the news. These current events affect real people who work extremely hard. In many cases they have shed tears over the potential of missing mortgage and rent payments, keeping their cars running, and putting food on the table. The Food Bank stands with everyone facing food insecurity, especially right now with federal workers struggling with their finances." - Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

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    People who want to reach out for help from the food bank can visit their website okfoodbank.org/get-help to use their locator tool, or call 211 in order to find resources nearby.

    Anyone interested in supporting the food bank can visit okfoodbank.org.

    Ahha Tulsa will also be offering free admission to those affected by the government shutdown. Those with valid identification and members of their households will get into the museum for free for as long as the shutdown lasts. Read more at ahhatulsa.org.

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