The Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center would like to thank the Kaleo Foundation for the snack bags donated. EOCRC is made up of volunteers from a number of churches in the Choctaw/Nicoma Park area. Every summer they coordinate the distribution of three lunches and three snacks per child per week for the months of June and July. The children range in ages from one to 18 and each family we are serving this year qualified for free or reduced lunches through the school system.
The need has especially been great this year, more than doubling our numbers normally served due to the pandemic. We are serving 62 families and 181 children! In addition to the lunches, if the family needs it, we also give them an additional sack of groceries per week.
This week the children on our routes were each given one of your snack bags and the responses were phenomenal! The kids were so very excited, jumping up and down and saying “AWESOME”! The parents were very appreciative of the extra treats as well. We felt very blessed to have an extra something to give out and help make a tough summer a little bit nicer for the children.
Thank you for your generosity.