George Kaiser Family Foundation and Feed the Children have partnered to ensure Oklahomans continue to have access to food and household essentials during the COVID-19 pandemic.
During recent months, the lives of millions of Oklahomans have been disrupted due to business and school closures, increased layoffs and reduced resources for those that need it most. This disruption to schools, work and communities means even more families are susceptible to hunger and food insecurity, including families who are experiencing hunger for the first time.
George Kaiser Family Foundation has sponsored community events at seven locations across Tulsa. Working with Feed the Children, the foundation has helped distribute food and household essentials to nearly 4,000 Oklahoma families who have been affected by job losses and other hardships in recent months.
George Kaiser Family Foundation also recently provided a grant to the international nonprofit
creating jobs filling food and essentials boxes due to the social distancing guidelines which limited volunteer efforts. In total, the George Kaiser Family Foundation provided more than $150,000 in support to the nonprofit.
“No child should go hungry in our community. George Kaiser Family Foundation is pleased to partner with Feed the Children in order to help address the tremendous hardship the COVID-19 crisis has wrought.” Annie Koppel Van Hanken, Senior Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation.
Thanks to the generosity of its donors, such as the George Kaiser Family Foundation, Feed the Children has provided shipments of millions of pounds of much-needed products to its community partners to help families when they need it most.
“Feed the Children is continuing to take action to ensure our neighbors aren't forgotten. We understand that many Americans are facing unexpected challenges, and we are working diligently with our corporate and community partners to ensure that as needs rise, children and their families continue to receive the food and supplies they need,” said Travis Arnold, Feed the Children president and CEO.