Behind the Scenes: Where does your food donation end up?

Credit: KJRH | Tulsa | Channel 2
Published 2 weeks ago - Duration: 01:33s

Behind the Scenes: Where does your food donation end up?

Our Food 2 Families drive kicks off at 10 a.m.

At our 2 Works for You station or Reasors across Green Country to help feed families in need this holiday season.

Have you ever wondered where your donation will end up?

2 Works for You's Gitzel Puente takes us behind the scenes of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma where they sort through each item before it goes up on the shelves for their partner agencies.


Behind the Scenes: Where does your food donation end up?

BRING IN YOUR ITEMS TO ANYREASORS ACROSS GREENCOUNTRY.THEN THIS WILL GO DIRECTLYTO THE COMMUNITY FOOD BANKOF EASTERN OKLAHOMA.IT ALL ENDS UP IN THEIRWAREHOUSE WHERE VOLUNTEERSWILL SORT THEM OUTAND MAKE SURE IT'S ALLWITHIN THE EXPIRATION DATE.THEN IT GOES UP ON THEIRSHELVES FOR THEIR PARTNERAGENCIES TO PICK THEM UP.MANY OF THE CHURCHES ANDSOUP KITCHEN COME WEEKLY TOLOAD UP DEPENDING ON THEIRNEED.

YESTERDAY WE CAUGHT UPWITH ONE OF THE FOODPANTRIES "HEAVEN SENT" ASTHEY WERE LOADING THEIR VANWITH CANNED FOOD AND FRESHVEGETABLES.

THE DIRECTORSAY IT REQUIRES A LOT OFFOOD TO FULFILL THEIRMISSION EVERY WEEK." Because of the electricbills, gas bills they'restruggling.

Every familythat comes through there isstruggling to meet the needsjust basic needs so thishelps so much."AFTER THEIR FOOD PICK UP.."HEAVEN SENT" THEN MAKES ITSWAY TO SKIATOOK'S FIRSTASSEMBLY CHURCH.

THAT ISWHERE THEY KEEP ALL THEIRITEMS NICE AND FRESH INTHEIR FOOD PANTRY BEFORETHEY OPEN THEIRDOORS TO THE PUBLIC EVERYTHURSDAY AFTERNOON.WITH THANKSGIVING RIGHTAROUND THE CORNER..

THEY'REREALLY STOCKING UP ON GREENBEANS..

CORN AND OTHERTRADITIONAL HOLIDAY FOOD.OUR FOOD DRIVE KICKS OFF AT10 AT OUR STATION BUT YOUCAN DROP UP ANY FOODDONATIONS AT ANY REASORSUNTIL DECEMBER 15!TIME FOR WEATHER WITHKIRSTEN LANG

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