Collaborative Distribution Provides Holiday Meals to Hundreds of Families in Northeast Oklahoma City

(OKLAHOMA CITY) – Nov. 25, 2020 - For the second year, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma joined with other organizations for a collaborative food distribution on Nov. 21 in northeast Oklahoma City that benefitted 715 families. 

Families participating in the Northeast Oklahoma City Collaborative Holiday Distribution received canned fruit and vegetables as well as frozen ham and turkey. Families also received information for resources available in the community along with masks and gloves to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

"Oklahoma families are feeling the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, economic downturn and now a devastating ice storm," said Stacy Dykstra, chief executive officer of the Regional Food Bank. "We are proud to join this diverse group of organizations to help ensure our neighbors in northeast Oklahoma City have nutritious food especially during this holiday season." 

The event, held at the Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church, was organized through a group effort of more than 100 organizations, individuals and businesses. Those supporters also made the event possible by providing the assistance of more than 100 volunteers to staff the drive-through distribution line while adhering to CDC safety guidelines. 

The collaborative event was made possible by the following sponsors: 

  • BancFirst
  • Central Baptist Church 
  • City of Oklahoma City
  • Councilwoman Nikki Nice
  • Dr. Lena Crouso
  • Credit Union One of Oklahoma
  • Maurice Daniels
  • Dwight Farmer
  • Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church
  • Greater Mount Olive Baptist Church Food Pantry
  • Homeland Stores
  • R.T. Jackson
  • JFK Neighborhood Association
  • Lynn Institute
  • Masjid Mu'Min
  • Metro Technology Center
  • NE OKC Community Resource Center Board of Directors
  • Northeast Church of Christ
  • Northeast Missionary Baptist Church
  • Oklahoma City-County Health Department
  • Oklahoma Department of Human Services
  • Oklahoma City Federation of Colored Women's Club
  • Oklahoma City Fire Department
  • Oklahoma City Police Department
  • Powerhouse Church
  • Dean Riley
  • Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
  • Restore OKC
  • Sodexo
  • St. John Missionary Baptist Church
  • TRG Consulting Inc. 
  • Tinker Federal Credit Union
  • Vinyard Fruit & Vegetable Company
  • Voice of Hope Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • Wildewood Christian Church
  • Doreen Williams
  • Sen. George Young Sr.

Food assistance is available in central and western Oklahoma. Visit and enter a zip code to find Regional Food Bank partner pantries or call 405-972-1111.