Tahlequah Daily Press

Community Briefs

April 30, 2014

Hope House, Zoë: Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive May 10

TAHLEQUAH — The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and its 450 Partner Programs throughout eastern Oklahoma, will be held Saturday, May 10.

Stamp Out Hunger is the largest single-day food drive in the country, made possible by the National Association of Letter Carriers and the National Rural Letter Carriers’ Association.

To participate, leave a bag of non-perishable food items by the mailbox by 7 a.m. for  a letter carrier to pick up. It will then be delivered to Zoë Institute and Hope House for sorting. All food collected in the Tahlequah area will stay in the community.

“Too many people in this country are still going hungry every day,” said NALC President Fredric Rolando. “As letter carriers, we see this firsthand in just about every community we serve. We aren’t the type of folks who simply move on to the next delivery and hope someone else will do something about it. Instead, for more than two decades now, our members have taken the lead in the effort to help solve this ongoing national problem.”

In conjunction with this year’s Stamp Out Hunger, all area Reasor’s locations will collect food until May 12. To make donating even easier, Reasor’s will have pre-made bags of needed items ready to purchase for $15. The bags include cereal, peanut butter, jelly, rice, canned beans, fruits, soups, macaroni and cheese and canned tuna.

Within the Tulsa area last year, the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive collected 121,011 pounds of food. An additional 141,678 pounds of food were collected outside of Tulsa and distributed to Food Bank Partner Programs located throughout the 24-county service area. In total, the donated food provided nearly 219,000 meals for those struggling with hunger in eastern Oklahoma.

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is the largest hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma. The Food Bank distributes food through a network of 450 Partner Programs in 24 counties in eastern Oklahoma.

These programs include food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, low-income after-school programs and senior citizen centers. Collectively, the Food Bank provides more than 275,000 meals each week.

1
Text Only
Community Briefs
  • OHCE to host Mystery Tea

    The public is invited to attend the Annual Mystery Tea hosted by the Cherokee County Oklahoma Home and Community Education groups on Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 10 a.m.

    July 28, 2014

  • Arts, humanities coalition accepting donations

    The Cherokee County Arts and Humanities Coalition is accepting donations of musical instruments, fine needlework, quilts, fine art, sculpture, classic and collectible books, fine jewelry, tickets to performances, music and art lessons, pottery and other quality art pieces for their first event, an Art Auction Fundraiser.

    July 28, 2014

  • What's Happening: July 28-Aug. 3

    Monday, July 28 - Sunday, Aug. 3

    July 28, 2014

  • A&E Calendar: July 25-July 31

    July 25-July 31

    July 25, 2014

  • Virginia-Stroud.jpg Annual Homecoming Art Show opens Aug. 22

    Cherokee artists still have time before the Monday, Aug. 4, deadline to submit their best work to the 19th annual Homecoming Art Show at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • RSVP offers volunteer opportunities here

    RSVP Muskogee offers opportunities for individuals 55 and older in a four-county area to volunteer at local nonprofits to help improve the lives of the individuals living within those communities.
    The RSVP Muskogee program partners with over 50 non-profits in Cherokee, Muskogee, Sequoyah, and McIntosh counties, and is sponsored by Volunteers of America of Oklahoma Inc.

    July 23, 2014

  • Respite vouchers now available

    Respite vouchers are available for those caring for persons 60 years or older through the Eastern Oklahoma Development District Area Agency on Aging Caregiver Program.

    July 21, 2014

  • What's Happening: July 21-July 27

    Monday, July 21-Sunday, July 27

    July 21, 2014

  • What's Happening: July 14-July 20

    July 14-July 20

    July 20, 2014

  • Guns-n-Hoses.jpg Third annual Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive set

    Tahlequah Police and Fire Departments, Cherokee County area fire departments and Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, along with Tahlequah High School Jr. ROTC and Lakes Country Radio 102.1 invite all area residents to the Guns ‘N Hoses blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

Poll

Do you believe school administrators and college presidents in Oklahoma are paid too much?

Strongly agree.
Somewhat agree.
Somewhat disagree.
Strongly disagree.
Undecided.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Stocks