TULSA, Okla.—This week, two Tulsa companies, HollyFrontier and QuikTrip, joined forces to help local families adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, reports TulsaWorld.com.
HollyFrontier, which operates a Tulsa refinery, conducted a volunteer takeover of all 10 Tulsa Kitchens Unite sites to distribute more than 5,000 free, prepared meals to 1,200 families in need. The volunteers also handed out 1,200 QuikTrip cards valued at $10 each.
“We wanted to do something impactful for the community.” said Christopher Azbell of HollyFrontier. “We wanted to make sure if we got involved in a project that it was actually going to be beneficial.”
“Tulsa Kitchens Unite is an incredible collaborative program that has provided so much for those in need in the Tulsa community,” said Lauren Sherry, community relations manager, QuikTrip. “QuikTrip is honored to provide these cards to HollyFrontier Tulsa to distribute to these families and [is] happy that we can help during this great time of need.”
Tulsa Kitchens Unite is organized by Hunger Free Oklahoma and works with local restaurants to give free meals to families, while keeping local kitchens open and workers paid during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, they have been distributing 32,100 meals per week.
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