Our restaurants, markets and farms are some of the worst impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Please consider helping support them through a purchase of a gift card or contribution to one of the recovery funds listed below.
The way we’ve already seen this community pull together and support one another is powerful and inspiring. People are setting up and supporting fundraisers for restaurants and their staff, farmers are donating unused supplies so that chefs can help get food to those who need it, staff are donating their salaries to try and help those less fortunate earn income for as long as they can.
We’re all having to make big sacrifices and tough choices and we’ll have more ahead, but if there’s one thing that’s certain in these otherwise uncertain times, it’s that we survive this by coming together as a community to support one another and help out in whatever ways we possibly can. When this ultimately passes, we want to ensure Tulsa is as awesome a place as when this began and to us that is simply not possible without the restaurants, farmers, vendors, and other small businesses that we love so dearly.
Tulsa Restaurant Relief Fund
The Oklahoma’s food service industry employs over 185,000 people. Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation (LTFF) and Mother Road Market (MRM), in partnership with the Oklahoma Restaurant Association (ORA), have created the Tulsa Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. LTFF contributed $100,000 to start this relief fund managed by the ORA’s Foundation to support Tulsa restaurant workers.
Iron Gate is a soup kitchen and grocery pantry located in downtown Tulsa, but they provide more than a meal. They offer a safe, friendly and welcoming place to get out of the storm for a couple of hours every day.
Join the efforts to prepare the OK Food Bank Shelves. Many of families they serve live paycheck to paycheck. Others have trouble getting enough food each day. A possible quarantine, lengthy illness, or work reduction will have devastating effects for them. They need your support to continue the work of distributing food to people in need during these challenging times.
Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa Emergency Covid-19 Crisis Fund
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will require extraordinary resources and a dramatic response from our community. More seniors urgently need our help in the form of emergency meals and essential services to keep them safe. Double Your Impact! Give today and your donation will be matched by The Helmerich Family Trust dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000.
Food for Families is a program that values local businesses, local food and our local community. Growing Together has teamed up with Elote to provide weekly meal kits to families in need during COVID-19