Joseph House Community Food Bank
Hours of Operation
9am to noon
Open once a week every Tuesday
Open once a month on 2nd Saturday
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Joseph House Community Food Bank has a goal to significantly reduce the number of hungry in America. Food is one of life's most basic needs. In the United States we are fortunate to have endless fields with crops, and yet in the midst of our great nation we still face the difficulty of hunger. Food shortages affect people that live in large cities as well as those living in rural America. Hunger has no bias of culture or race. Hunger attacks the young, the old and families who are struggling to get by.
have often witnessed individuals who were to embarrassed to ask for
help, but in the midst of desperation these same people have turned to
us for assistance. Half a million people in America encounter hunger
issues. Starvation deprives people of good health when they struggle
with malnutrition which can lead to hopelessness and even depression.
Hunger doesn't just happen somewhere else. One out of ten people don't
have enough food to eat.
All of us know someone who is struggling whether we notice it or not. Knowing these facts we are faced with the question, "What can I do about hunger?" We asked ourselves that question at Joseph House Community Food Bank and we decided to stand up for our friends, families and neighbors. We network with other food banks and soup kitchens that help us distribute food to others.
So we ask, "How do we conquer this hunger need?" In America we produce enough meat, grain and produce to feed our nation. At Joseph House Community Food Bank we create unique ways to gather and deliver food. Our food is donated by large food companies like Bar-S and smaller businesses like the local Broadway Bakery. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is a partner in providing food to Abundant Rain. These organizations work with us to fight hunger. We are also supported by multinational retail corporations like Wal-Mart who donate meats, produce and other fresh foods. Mega companies like Wal-Mart continue to support us through grants for the construction project of our feeding facilities. We also receive grant support from companies like Big A Fans which helps keep our warehouse cool. We have grant support to help us purchase trucks and freezers trucks for distribution of food. We network with organizations and individuals who help collect food and raise money for hunger relief.
We own warehouse's and have received donations of warehouse space which allow us to package, sort and deliver food. We network with groups, associations, churches corporation, institutions and businesses to help distribute food in large cities and in rural America.
We don't conquer hunger alone. We count on our volunteers who respond by donating their time every year to stop hunger. Our volunteers work hard sorting groceries, breaking down pallets and packing food into sacks that is distributed to families. Our volunteers cook and prepare hot-meals that provide food for individuals and families. We put our heart and soul into this program to maximize every dollar that is donated. Every contribution makes a huge impact in the lives of those struggling to make ends meet. It is the love and support of our volunteers and donors that is the backbone of our Joseph House Community Food Bank.
We are thankful for all of the support that reaches into our neighborhoods giving a helping hand to those in need. Americans have managed to put food on the table for our neighbors by donating the precious gift of time. In America we stand together to make a stand for those in need.