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 am-6:00 pm and Friday 10:00 am-5:00 pm.

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 food distribution program provides food baskets to well over 800 families a month every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00 p.m.

Food Service Program
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday all families are given the opportunity to come and enjoy a delicious hot meal served at 12:00 to12:45pm.

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.

Hispanic Helping Center – Tulsa (Catholic Char)

739 N Denver
Tulsa, OK 74106
Phone: (918) 585-8199

Services Available: Provides food pantry and clothing, advocacy and referral services. Bilingual.

Provides support group for pregnant women and single mothers (in Spanish).
Offers transportation to the group and also childcare while group in session.

Provides some medications, diabetic medications (MUST have current prescription from a medical professional).

Kendall Whittier, Inc.

Tulsa, OK 74104
Phone: (918) 592-3000

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

Email: khanohana786@gmail.com

Park Plaza Church of Christ

5925 East 51st Street
Tulsa, OK 74135
Phone: (918) 627-3201 Church # – they will connect to pantry.

Services Available: Offer staple food items: rice, beans, cereal, laundry soap, toilet paper, canned vegetables, and assorted items as they receive them.

Potter’s Clay Mission

2208 Southwest Blvd
Tulsa, OK 74107
Phone: (918) 581-0444

Services Available: Offers assistance with groceries.

S Peoria Neighborhood House

1208 East 58th Street
Tulsa, OK 74105
Phone: (918) 742-5597

Services Available: Non-perishable groceries provided once per month to residents of the target area meeting income eligibility guidelines.

The Ministry Center

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

Services Available: Provides emergency assistance with food.

Tulsa CARES

3507 E Admiral Pl
Tulsa, OK 74115-8211
Phone: (918) 834-GRUB
Phone: (800) 474-4872 Statewide toll-free

Services Available: Food pantry that provides groceries on an emergency and regular basis to Tulsa C. A. R. E. S. clients. Also provides nutritional counseling and free monthly BIA testing kits.

Western Neighbors

4981 S Tacoma
Tulsa, OK74107
Phone:(918) 445-8840 Voice
Fees: None, loans to be repaid when possible.