A Tulsa Soup Kitchen Faces Growing Demand - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

A Tulsa Soup Kitchen Faces Growing Demand

Posted: Updated:

 

 

Therecession is long gone, but the improvements in the economy and thejob market haven't filtered down.

Someof our poorest neighbors are still facing difficult times.

That'sclear every morning, when the doors open for breakfast, at the IronGate Soup Kitchen downtown.

Theyfeed the hungry and the homeless from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 365 days ayear.

Peoplecan also come in once a month and get groceries from their foodpantry.

TheIron Gate is run on private donations.

Sothey don't get any government funding or United Way money.

Theyalso do things a little differently, than many soup kitchens.

Whilethey are housed in the Trinity Episcopal Church, it's not a religiouscharity.

Thechurch is open to anyone upstairs, but a meal doesn't come withprayers and a sermon.

OperationsManager Matt Mitchell, says they have their hands full these days,providing enough food.

They'reseeing a lot more families in need, at their food pantry.

Asa result, it can be a challenge to keep all the food they need onhand.

It'salso hard to provide enough hot meals.

Inthe last few years, they've gone from 400 plates a day to almost 900.

Hesays when it comes to donations, they'll take whatever they can get,and stretch it into as many meals as possible.

  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • Two in Police Custody for North Tulsa Homicide

    Two in Police Custody for North Tulsa Homicide

    22-year-old Henry Harris22-year-old Henry Harris
    Tulsa Police have arrested a suspect in a burglary turned fatal shooting this evening.Police say a 16-year-old and 22-year-old Henry Harris were taken into custody earlier this afternoon in relation to a shooting.According to police, the suspect attempted to break into a vehicle near 6300 N. Elwood. The residents of the home yelled at the burglar and a several shots from a handgun were fired. One of them struck 44-year-old Armando Hernandez, who later died of his injuries.Evidence found at th...More >>
    Tulsa Police have arrested a suspect in a burglary turned fatal shooting this evening.Police say a 16-year-old and 22-year-old Henry Harris were taken into custody earlier this afternoon in relation to a shooting.According to police, the suspect attempted to break into a vehicle near 6300 N. Elwood. The residents of the home yelled at the burglar and a several shots from a handgun were fired. One of them struck 44-year-old Armando Hernandez, who later died of his injuries.Evidence found at th...More >>
  • Gang Activity Happening All Over Tulsa

    Gang Activity Happening All Over Tulsa

    About 20 defendants linked to a major drug investigation are still on the streets. Investigators continue to search for them, many said to be members of the Hoover Crips street gang. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, some of the defendants who were already arrested in connection with the drug investigation will be released with conditions pending trial or other resolution of the case.While some members of the dangerous Hoover Crips gang are indicted, there are still other street gangs ...More >>
    About 20 defendants linked to a major drug investigation are still on the streets. Investigators continue to search for them, many said to be members of the Hoover Crips street gang. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, some of the defendants who were already arrested in connection with the drug investigation will be released with conditions pending trial or other resolution of the case.While some members of the dangerous Hoover Crips gang are indicted, there are still other street gangs ...More >>
  • Archbishop Sues Over "Black Mass" Planned In Oklahoma

    Archbishop Sues Over "Black Mass" Planned In Oklahoma

    The archbishop of Oklahoma City is suing to stop a group of Satanists from staging a "Black Mass" there.  Archbishop Paul Coakley alleges the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu and its leader Adam Daniels is using a communion wafer stolen from the Catholic Church to be used in the mass.More >>
    The archbishop of Oklahoma City is suing to stop a group of Satanists from staging a "Black Mass" there.  Archbishop Paul Coakley alleges the Dakhma of Angra Mainyu and its leader Adam Daniels is using a communion wafer stolen from the Catholic Church to be used in the mass.More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.