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Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa Partners with Tulsa’s Dream Center to Deliver 6,000 Meals

Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, a Tulsa-based, community funded nonprofit serving homebound individuals with nutritious meals and essential services, partnered with Tulsa Dream Center to deliver 6,000 meals to 1,500 families in North Tulsa during the pandemic.

In May, Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa delivered 6,000 meals to Tulsa Dream Center to support its weekly drive-through grocery giveaways and meals deliveries. Families were able to receive nutritious meals along with a box of groceries for the week.

“We are appreciative for this partnership with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa to help us provide meals to North Tulsans,” said Aaron Johnson, executive director at Tulsa Dream Center. “I believe that each of us can bring something unique to the solution, but that together we can do amazing things. We may not ever know how a meal can be so meaningful and give hope throughout this time.”

Tulsa Dream Center has been serving families in North Tulsa throughout COVID-19 and the need keeps growing. To maintain a consistent supply of meals and groceries, Tulsa Dream Center partners with local food organizations to stay stocked. 

Through the generous support from The Helmerich Family Trust, Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa was able to expand its operations and delivery of 6,000 meals to Tulsa Dream Center during this crisis. The delivery was the largest distribution of meals in one location, at one time, for Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa during COVID-19.

“I’m grateful to have the opportunity to support our partners, like Tulsa Dream Center, to fill the nutrition gap in North Tulsa during this crisis,” said Calvin Moore, president and chief executive officer at Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa. “With support from generous donors, like The Helmerich Family Trust, our kitchen is able to produce a high quantity of nutritious meals for our community partners to support families in need.”

Through partners like Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, Tulsa Dream Center has provided 152,834 meals to families in North Tulsa since the start of COVID-19.

Additionally, Tulsa Transit is partnering with Meals on Wheels to deliver food.

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