From KOCO 5 News:
There are many Oklahomans like Sherry Crandell who need a helping hand to fill in those nutritional gaps.
"When I don't have the money, and I come here, and I get to shop and pick out whatever I want, nothing goes to waste," Crandell said.
She told KOCO 5 she's grateful for the Food Connection program at McGuire Plaza, and she's not the only one.
"Many folks have said it's a huge blessing, it beats going to other pantries, and it's helped really fill in the gap of services and food that they would otherwise not be able to get," said Laura Gregory, resident services manager at the Oklahoma City Housing Authority.
She said the Food Connection is a collaboration between the Housing Authority and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. It's all about placing the food where people live.
"The Regional Food Bank has really helped out. Without them, we would not be able to do this," Gregory said. "They come down from their floor, from the high rises, they walk down to the pantry. We help them load items into the car and go to their homes."
Read KOCO 5 News' article "Week of Giving: Partnerships help make sure Oklahomans in need have good food," featuring the Oklahoma City Housing Authority.