March Newsletter 2020

Thank You for Your Support — Especially During Difficult Times

As we mark 40 years of service, I wanted to take a moment to thank you for making all that we do possible. I especially want to thank you for your continued support during this difficult time. With the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), we need your help now more than ever to ensure we can continue serving those in our community who need our help.

Our already vulnerable neighbors are being hit the hardest. Schools are shutting down and many children are losing access to their most reliable source of food. Seniors are being forced into isolation for their safety and aren’t able to stock up on the nutritious food they need remain healthy. Fortunately, they can count on friends like you to step up and help them in their time of need.

Please take a few minutes to read through this issue of “The Link” and learn about the lives you’re changing every day. Then, I hope you’ll send a special gift today to help our most vulnerable neighbors during the COVID-19 crisis. Every $1 helps provide 4 nutritious meals, so please give as generously as you can.

Thank you so much for helping during this difficult time.

Cassie Gilman
Chief Development Officer


March Stories


Seniors Facing Hardships Have One Less Thing to Worry About

After being released from jail, Otis had nowhere to go. He struggled with homelessness and even had to live on the streets for a period of time.

Fortunately, Otis was able to get help with housing, and while his current living situation is better than it was, he’s still facing difficult times.

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“I Just Can’t Thank You Enough!”

Mohauna had a career working as a caregiver, but now that she’s older and unable to lift anything heavy, she’s no longer able to do her job. She also suffers from rheumatoid arthritis and has had five surgeries to try to repair the damage, but the surgeries have been ineffective.

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You Help Ease the Burden for This Grandfather

For years, Darrell worked hard and supported his family — which included raising five children.

But in 2005, a series of health issues got so severe that he was forced to stop working.

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A Helping Hand in Retirement

Throughout central and western Oklahoma, many retired seniors often have a difficult time making ends meet while living on their fixed retirement income. After spending most of their lives working hard to provide for their families and make a good life for themselves, the last thing these older neighbors should be worrying about is whether or not they’ll have something to eat.

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