October 22, 2020

Winter is still two months away, but in the span of five days, we just experienced everything from temperatures in the mid-80s to an ice storm. For those who depend on others for food, it’s important to be one step ahead of Oklahoma’s erratic weather.  

“That ‘just in case’ security is so important, especially in these uncertain times,” said Lori Hall, St. Luke’s Executive Director of Missions.

From now through November 9, the church is holding a food drive that will benefit the senior adults who receive Meals On Wheels and those families who are on our Mobile Market route. The goal is to fill 300 food boxes for families and 350 Blizzard Bags for homebound seniors. Each bag or box will have non-perishable food items and include holiday meal fixings. 

Blizzard Bags serve as emergency provisions for those times the weather prevents us from delivering a daily meal to our seniors who depend on Meals on Wheels for a filling, healthy meal.  The Bags make the difference between a senior adult having food during a stretch of bad weather or going hungry. 

The Food Boxes will go to the families who might not have a holiday meal.  They are struggling to provide the staples for daily meals and don’t have the resources to make a special holiday meal.

“We have been going out every week since March to deliver meals and fresh produce to families with our Mobile Market truck,” Lori said.  “We see the need.  People line up and await our arrival.  We want to make Thanksgiving special for these families. 

“These are our neighbors and, with everyone’s help, we can accomplish this goal.”

Items needed for the food drive include:

  •  Stuffing or breadcrumbs
  • Peanut butter
  • Boxes of mac and cheese
  • Canned soup
  • Canned beans
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Canned green beans
  • Canned corn
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Canned fruits
  • Powdered Milk

Items can be delivered to the Downtown or Edmond campuses through November 9. At the Downtown Campus, drop off your donations in the bins located in the northwest office area in the main building.  At the Edmond campus, bins are located near Threefold. 

Next Sunday, November 8, you can drop your items off in the parking lot of the Downtown Campus from 12:30 – 2 p.m. or at the Edmond Campus between 3 – 5 p.m.

For more information, visit stlukesokc.org.  You can also email Lori Hall at lhall@stlukesokc.org.