Tulsa Kitchens Unite
Hunger Free Oklahoma
IMPORTANT NOTE: Our congregation takes seriously the risks involved with ANY travel or close interaction with others during the COVID-19 outbreak. We ask you first read this entire info sheet and then use utmost discretion in deciding if this volunteering is responsible.
While this service opportunity makes use of the best protocols for health and safety during this season, there is inherent risk. Please consider your own risk factors as well as those within close proximity of you, before volunteering.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
* extended through June! *
Hunger Free Oklahoma is pairing locally-owned restaurants with Tulsa Public Schools sites to provide free meals to struggling families in this time of unprecedented crisis. The program goals are to keep local kitchens open, keep workers paid, and keep local families fed. Tulsa Kitchens Unite is mutually beneficial as it provides relief to the service industry by paying kitchens to produce low-cost dinners which will be pre-chilled and distributed at Tulsa Public Schools and other community sites at no cost to the recipients. Tulsans who are struggling during this unprecedented economic downturn will have an additional resource to help feed their whole family. With the goal of producing 30,000 meals per week, it’s an ideal donor/public/non-profit/private collaboration.
If you cannot volunteer (or even if you can!), your donations to support TKU are welcome!
Harvard Avenue Christian Church will assemble teams (5 volunteers + Team Lead) to work at one of the many locations where food is being distributed.
The role of volunteers is to:
- receive the frozen meals at the site
- package frozen meals together in grocery bags
- distribute meals to families
At the beginning of the week for which you have signed up to volunteer, you will receive an email with the Tulsa Public School location where you will be volunteering as well as other reminders.
Volunteers must adhere to ALL protocols to ensure health and safety at the volunteer site. These include:
- use of a personal face mask at all times
- use of gloves at all times (provided)
- maintaining 6 feet of distance between all others during service
- frequent sanitation of all surfaces being used to package and distribute food (sanitation items provided)
- Must be 16 or older
- Each individual/family must provide their own transportation to and from the volunteering site.
- Each volunteer must bring her/his own face mask to site and wear it at all times.
- Volunteers must sign an agreement through Hunger Free Oklahoma at volunteer site on the first day of their volunteering.