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Food and meal resources during COVID-19 closures

Added to the stress of the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurities are likely to rise for vulnerable families, as many businesses have had to make the difficult decision to close their doors. If you would like to help or are in need of assistance, the following community food and meal resources are available in the OKC metro.

Editor’s note: This is a working list last updated March 19, 2020. If you know of a resource not listed here, please email tips@metrofamilymagazine.com. 

Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS)
In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Oklahoma State Department of Health guidance, effective Friday, March 20, 2020, all office visits to Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will be ‘by appointment only.’ If customers cannot be served online or have difficulty with online service, they can call 522-5050 for assistance or to schedule an appointment.

Regional Food Bank resources

Feed the Children – Mission OKC

8125 N. Classen, Ste E, Oklahoma City

  • Providing door-to-door lunches for families in need
  • Visit www.feedthechildren.org to learn more.

Oklahoma Hospitality Essential Care Package Program

The Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA), Oklahoma Hotel & Lodging Association (OHLA), Feed the Children and Crossings Community Church are partnering to announce ‘Phase One’ of an Essentials Package guaranteeing more than 400 non-perishable food and personal care packages to Oklahoma City hospitality workers who are unemployed due to COVID-19 layoffs. Each care package contains a 25 lb. box of non-perishable food and a 12 lb. box of personal essentials. Donations will be distributed on April 8, and Oklahoma City hospitality employees are encouraged to register in advance through the Feed the Children’s Hospitality Essential Care Package portal.

Pandemic of Love

This national non-profit helps people in need with groceries, utilities and more. Visit www.pandemicoflove.com/help to learn more.

Edmond

Edmond Mobile Meals, serving homebound individuals

Edmond Public Schools will provide free meals at seven locations to any child 18 and under. Children must pick up their meals in person or drive-thru (Ida Freeman and Sunset only) at the following locations at the following times:

  • Ida Freeman Elementary School, 12:30-1:00pm, drive-thru available
  • Sunset Elementary School, 12:30-1:00pm, drive-thru available
  • Reed’s Landing Apts, 10:30-11am
  • Uni-City Mobile Home Park, 11:30am-noon
  • Lamplighter Mobile Village, 10:30-11am
  • Coffee Creek Apts, 11:30am-noon
  • Windrush Apts, 12:30-1:00pm

Midwest City

Mid-Del Food Pantry

Midwest City Public Schools – Breakfast and lunch served from 9:30-11am. Meals can be picked at the following locations for any child 18 and under.

  • Soldier Creek Elementary
  • Midwest City Elementary
  • Midwest City High School
  • Highland Park Elementary
  • Del City High School

Moore

Moore Public School – “Grab & Go” free meals will be available for pick-up outside of the school facilities, from 11am-1pm at the following Moore Public School locations: Apple Creek, Bryant, Central, Fairview, Houchin, Kelley, Kingsgate, Northmoor, Plaza Towers, Santa Fe, Sky Ranch, Southgate, Winding Creek, Central JH, Highland West JH, and Moore West JH. Meals are available to all students.

Moore Food & Resource Center

Norman

Food & Shelter for Friends

Norman Public Schools – Beginning Wednesday, March 25, free meals will be provided to any child 18 years and younger. The grab-and-go meals including lunch and breakfast for the next day will be distributed every weekday between 11am-1pm in the car line at every NPS school site. Families who drive to the school are encouraged to stay in their car.

Oklahoma City

Infant Crisis Services

4224 N Lincoln Blvd

Oklahoma City, OK 73105

405-528-3663

Items available include diapers, formula, wipes, and shelf-stable food for toddlers (canned fruits/veggies, pasta, beans, etc.) Anyone needing services should call 405-528-3663 to schedule a same-day appointment.

Harding Fine Arts Academy is providing breakfast and lunch to any students age 18 and under, regardless of where they are enrolled. HFAA will be serving on the south side of the building on Hill Street from 7:30am – 12:30pm on weekdays.

KIPP OKC College Prep is providing breakfast and lunch to any students age 18 and under, regardless of where they are enrolled. KIPP OKC College Prep will be serving grab and go meals in front of the building at 8400 N. Robinson Ave. in Oklahoma City from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on weekdays.

Oklahoma City Public Schools will provide grab & go meal options for breakfast and lunch to individuals 18 and younger. Both meals can be picked up at the same time.

9:30am-12:30pm 

  • All OKCPS Elementary School Locations (33)
  • Green Pastures Building (formerly Green Pastures Elementary School), 4300 N Post Rd, Spencer, OK 73084

9-10:30am

  • Youngs Park, 4610 S. Youngs, 73119
  • McCracken Park, 425 SE 64th St, 73149
  • Reed Park (Splash Pad), 1217 N. May Ave, 73107
  • Harrison Park, 599 NE 82nd St, 73114

11am-12:30pm

  • Woodson Park Playground, 3403 S. May Ave, 73119
  • Wiley Post Park, 2021 S. Robinson Ave, 73109
  • McKinley Park, 1398 NW 13th St, 73106
  • Western Village Stanley Hupfeld Charter School, 1508 NW 106th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73114

Oklahoma Youth Literacy Program is providing Grab & Go meals and snacks for school aged children. Pick up is available Monday – Friday at 3:30 p.m. at 3663 N Lottie Ave. For more information, contact info@okylpokc.org or call 405-601-3055.

Putnam City Public Schools – Curbside breakfast and lunch available at every school except three. Capps will be served curbside at Central Elementary, and PCN will be served curbside at James L. Dennis Elementary. Breakfast served from 7:30-8:30am & lunch from 11am-12:30pm.

Western Heights School District child nutrition staff will prepare a sack lunch and a sack breakfast for students aged 0-18.  The food will be loaded onto buses that will run a modified route with modified stops.  We will be able to feed everyone under the age of 18 who are at the stops. Additionally, the district has partnered with Feed the Children to provide food to families during this emergency situation. If you are a family in need, we will be handing out boxes of food at Bridgestone Intermediate, located at 1700 S. Council Road on Thursday March 26 from noon to 6 p.m.

Yukon

Yukon Public Schools – Sack breakfast and lunches will be available for pick-up only in the drop-off lanes at Central, Myers, Independence, Lakeview, Ranchwood, Shedeck and Surrey Hills as well as Welcome Home and Neumayer communities. Pick-up will be between 7:30-8:15am (breakfast) and 11:15am-12:30pm (lunch) each weekday.

For even more family-focused resources and information, visit our Coronavirus resource guide

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