St. Luke’s is offering a helping hand to those who have been impacted by COVID-19. For many, sudden unemployment has put a tremendous strain on their ability to put food on the table. We are partnering with our church family, OG&E, the Oklahoma City County Health Department, Feed the Children, the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, The Richison Family Foundation, Bank of Oklahoma, and local restaurants to provide fresh produce and meals to keep children, seniors, and families fed during this crisis. Below are some of the ways we are helping our neighbors and how you can volunteer. You can sign up for one or more areas to help with the links at the bottom of the page.
Mobile Market Food Distribution
Volunteers are needed throughout the week to help with St. Luke’s Food Outreach Ministry. Volunteers will follow CDC guidelines for health and safety, however to follow social distancing guidelines, we must limit the number of volunteers each shift. Don’t worry if you aren’t called for a shift immediately, we will have more opportunities opening up daily! You can sign up for one or more areas to help. To sign up fill out the form “I CAN HELP” and you will be contacted with additional steps to follow. Here are current volunteer needs.
Produce Bag Assembly – Volunteers will help assemble over 250 bags of produce in preparation for the Mobile Market routes.
Produce Bag Assembly Volunteer Times and Locations:
Mondays: 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the CLC at the Downtown Campus Thursdays:12:45 – 1:30 p.m. South Parking Lot of the Downtown Campus NW 14 and Harvey Thursdays: 3 – 4:30 p.m. in the CLC at the Downtown Campus
Loading Truck – Volunteers are needed to help load the mobile food truck on the following days and times. This will take place in the south parking lot of the Downtown Campus, NW 14th and Harvey. Look for the semi truck.
Loading Truck – Volunteer Times and Locations
Tuesdays: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. ~ South Parking Lot of the Downtown Campus NW 14 and Harvey Wednesday: 11 a.m. – 12Noon ~ South Parking Lot of the Downtown Campus NW 14 and Harvey Thursdays: 12:45 – 1:30 p.m. ~ South Parking Lot of the Downtown Campus NW 14 and Harvey Fridays: 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. ~ South Parking Lot of the Downtown Campus
Distribution of Food – Volunteers will meet St. Luke’s staff and the Mobile Market Truck at the designated distribution point to hand out meals and produce.
Distribution of Food – Volunteer Times and Locations
Tuesday: 11 a.m. – 12 noon ~ JFK Park, 1824 NE 16th Street Tuesday: 12:30 – 1 p.m. ~ Christ Temple Church, 2717 N Kelley Ave. Tuesday: 3 – 4 p.m. ~ Uptown Kelley Apartments, 2502 N Kelley Ave. Wednesday – Noon – 1:30 p.m. ~ Chinese International UMC, 321 W. 8th Street – Edmond Thursday – 2 – 2:45 p.m. – Ambassador Courts Apartments, 800 SE 15th Street Thursday – 3:15 – 4 p.m. – Will Rogers Apartments, 1620 Heyman Street Friday: 11 a.m. – 12 noon ~ Capitol Hill Library, 327 SW 27th Street Friday: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. ~ Old Heritage Park Mall Parking Lot, 6909 E Reno
I Can Help
If you are able to help someone else during this time, please fill out this form and someone will connect you to connect you with someone in need.
A hot meal is available to seniors in Oklahoma City as part of the Meals on Wheels program. Participants must be 60 years of age or older and must require significant assistance to leave their home. If you or a loved one are 60 years of age or older, home bound, and have no one who can prepare meals, you may apply to receive home-delivered meals by completing the application online at endinghungerokc.org.
Volunteer drivers deliver hot fresh meals to home bound seniors Monday – Friday. Volunteers for Meals on Wheels must complete an application and complete a background check, if you have already filled out the application and are approved to deliver, you can sign up on the “Sign Up Genius” page.
St. Luke’s is looking for people of all ages who like to write notes and letters for a new “pen pal program” to help connect members of different generations in our family of faith. Children (parents are welcome to help with this), youth, and adults can sign up .
You will be assigned a “pen pal” and can start writing notes back and forth to each other, praying for each other, and connecting with each other. If you are interested in connecting, you can sign up below and then you will be assigned a pen pal.
This is a great way for members of different generations in our family of faith to be connected to each other during this time, pray for each other, and for kids to learn the importance of writing letters to others as a way to share God’s love.