ARDMORE, Okla. (KTEN) — The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are partnering to help provide food to hungry Oklahomans during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The organizations are delivering emergency supplies to coronavirus testing centers in 28 counties throughout Oklahoma, including Carter, Marshall and Johnston.
“They allow us to use USDA commodities, food that we’ve received to package together these emergency food boxes,” Regional Food Bank spokeswoman Cathy Nestlen said.
People at the testing centers who say they are in need of nutritional assistance will get a box. The amount of food in the box should last at least a couple of weeks.
“If that person were to have tested positive, then that food box will help them while they self-quarantine for the required 14 days,” Nestlen said.
These food boxes not only ease the burden for those struggling to find their next meal, but also help stop a potential spread of the virus.
“They don’t have to worry about not being able to go to the grocery store,” Nestlen said. “They can just take this box of stable food to their home.”
These food packages will continue to be delivered as long as there is a need.