Fuel Food Pantry

Hunger and Food Insecurity on Campus

Hunger and food insecurity are realities everywhere – even on college campuses. As a college education becomes less and less affordable, more students are forced to live on a shoestring budget. In recent years, this problem has prompted many campuses to establish food pantries to help students in need. New pantries are opening every semester. Running a campus food pantry is a significant undertaking that requires careful planning and a dedicated team of leaders and volunteers.

FUEL Pantry Mission

The mission of the TCC Fuel Pantry is to promote student success by providing resources to combat food insecurity.

FAQs

Q. Who can use the Fuel Pantry?

A. Any currently enrolled student at Tulsa Community College.

Q. How do I sign up for the Fuel Pantry?

A. Students must complete a Fuel Pantry application available in the Student Life Office at each campus. Since we are a partner with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, we provide a monthly usage report to the food bank.

Q. What kind of items can I get at the Fuel Pantry?

A. Non-perishable items such as; soup, ready to eat meals, vegetables, fruits, ramen, pasta, beans, etc. On occasion there are toiletry items such as toothpaste, soap, feminine hygiene products, etc.

Q. What are the hours of the Fuel Pantry?

A. The hours of the Fuel Pantry are consistent with the Student Life Office hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. (all campuses) and Friday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (only Southeast Campus)

Q. Where do the Fuel Pantry products come from?

A. Food is donated via campus food drives and donations. TCC is a partner with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Through this partnership, we are able to supplement our fuel pantry stock.

Fuel Pantry Donations

We are constantly taking donations to keep the shelves of the fuel pantry stocked. Please drop off all donations to Student Life during normal business hours. The Fuel Pantry accepts non-perishable food items that are in date.

Fuel Pantry Volunteers

Any student or staff member may sign up to volunteer in the Fuel Pantry. Volunteer opportunities vary by campus. Please contact the Student Life office on the campus where you wish to volunteer. The TCC Fuel Pantry asks that all volunteers respect the privacy of our students that use the pantry. Volunteer Responsibilities could include the following;

  • Organizing and stocking pantry
  • Picking up food donations during campus food drives
  • Checking expiration dates on donations
  • Helping sustain a clean and organized environment
  • Cleaning fuel pantry location
  • Serving students who visit the Pantry

Tulsa Area Community Resources for Emergency Food Assistance

Tulsa Dream Center – Food Ministry

200 W. 46th St N
Tulsa, OK 74126
(918) 430-9984

Food Distribution Program
The Tulsa Dream Center hosts Grocery Giveaway & Chapel, every Tuesday and Thursday mornings with services starting at 10am followed by hot meals served afterwards.

Christ For Humanity

6314 E 13th St
Tulsa, OK 74112
Phone: (918) 836-2424 ext 200 for appointments.

Services Available: Emergency assistance with groceries to needy families in the Tulsa area.

Kendall Whittier, Inc.

Tulsa, OK 74104
Phone: (918) 829-5394

Services Available: Residents of Kendall Whittier will be delivered a 1 week supply of groceries.

Email: admin@kendallwhittierinc.org

The Park Church of Christ

10600 E. 96th St.
Tulsa, OK 74133
Phone: (918) 627-3201 Church # – they will connect to pantry.

Services Available: Ministry, Foster & Adoption Support, Deaf Ministry Program, provides access to clothing help through "Clothesline" every Wednesday @ 12:30pm-2:15pm.

South Tulsa Community House

5780 South Peoria Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74105
Phone: (918) 742-5597

Services Available: Reducing hunger & combating poverty for the residents located in the Riverwood community located between 51st & 71st and running from Riverside drive to Lewis Avenue. Open to the public Monday- Thursday 9am-1pm.

The Ministry Center

312 S 33rd W Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74127
Phone: (918) 585-5310

Services Available: Provides emergency assistance with food. Hours of operation 10am-1pm Tuesday through Thursday.

Tulsa CARES

The Charles Faudree Center
3712 East 11th Street
Tulsa, OK 74112
Phone: (918) 834-GRUB
Phone: (800) 474-4872 Statewide toll-free

Services Available:Tulsa CARES is the largest and most comprehensive provider of prevention and care programs serving low income individuals living with HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in the state.

Western Neighbors

Crystal City Shopping Center
4235 Southwest Blvd.
Tulsa, OK 74107
Phone: (918) 445-8840 Voice
Services Available: Provides services for residents of Southwest Tulsa living under zip codes 74107,74050,74131,74132 with financial assistance, food assistance, clothing and rent and utilities help.

Food on the Move

address: Mobile by Design

Services Available: Food on the Move is focused on ending food insecurity one community at a time through food distribution, educational programs, workforce development, health assessments, and innovative solutions.

Monthly food distribution drive through events held @ Turley Assembly of God & OSU Tulsa Parking Lot A.

Khan Ohana

Phone: (918) 948-8844

Vision: To End Generational Poverty

Services Available: Student Services provided include Covid-19 Financial Assistance, Grocery Distribution events at TCC Northeast & Metro Campuses (check events calendar), Annual Thanksgiving packages for currently enrolled college students, and a newly planned Urban Gardening in North Tulsa!

Iron Gate

501 W. Archer St.
Tulsa, OK 74103

Phone: (918) 879-1702

Services available: Iron Gate is a soup kitchen and grocery pantry located in downtown Tulsa. If you're hungry, we feed you. It's as simple as that. Soup Kitchen hours 8:30am-9:30am everyday