Redland Methodist Church Sunday School kids and "Souper Bowl Sunday" collections
HOST A FOOD DRIVE
We always need non-perishable food, such as canned fruit & vegetables, beans, rice, soup, macaroni & cheese, cereal, etc. We are very grateful to the many local churches, businesses, civic organizations, schools and individuals who have hosted food drives over the years.
Haworth Softball Team after helping with food truck distributions
On the last Friday of each month, we sponsor a "drive-through" food distribution from the Community Food Bank of Oklahoma. It takes many people to unload, sort and distribute the food boxes. If your student organization or church youth group would like to assist some time, please us know.
"SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY"
We receive no direct federal or state funding. However, we do apply for small grants, and we are very grateful for local civic organizations, businesses and individuals who donate financial support throughout the year. All funds received stay right here in McCurtain County and assist local families in need. Please consider Hand to Hand for your charitable giving.
Hand to Hand, Inc. is registered with the National "Souper Bowl Sunday" organization. Organize a food drive at your local church, school or business for Hand to Hand on Super Bowl Sunday. This is a great service project for church youth groups. Last year, Redland Methodist Church participated in this, and raised several hundred pounds of food items.
Idabel Postal Carriers
"Stamp Out Hunger"
"Hunters Against Hunger"
We have several local churches and individuals who provide ongoing monthly support. All funds are used locally to operate the food pantry. If your church or organization would be interested in providing regular monthly or quarterly support, please call us at (580) 286-6383.
"HUNTERS AGAINST HUNGER"
For several years, a local butcher shop sponsored the "Hunters Against Hunger" program. Deer hunters could donate unwanted deer, and the butcher shop would process it for a small fee, and donate the processed meat to Hand to Hand. This is a great way to add some much-needed protein to our food boxes.
"STAMP OUT HUNGER"
Each May, the Idabel and Garvin postal carriers participate in the national "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign. They distribute bags to all rural and town routes. Recipients are encouraged to fill the bags with non-perishable food items, and hang the bags on their mail boxes. Then the postal carriers pick up the filled bags the following Saturday. Please participate in this next May, and if your local post office does not participate, please encourage them to do so.