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10:32 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Casino Workers Feed Tulsa's Hungry

Drue Jackson, Becky Collins and Karen Field, Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson employees, help serve hot food at Iron Gate.
Credit Cherokee Casino

Employee volunteers from Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson took the day off to not only acknowledge a local hunger problem, but do something about it.

As part of the Community Impact Team, a CNB employee-driven initiative, the employees traveled to Iron Gate, a local non-profit that offers a soup kitchen and food pantry. The employees  handed out hot meals to the  homeless of Tulsa. Willie Whitekiller is the general manager at Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson

Willie Whitekiller: “The volunteer spirit is running rampant at this property. You can’t help but catch it. It’s always been important to us to make sure we help take care of our neighbors. Our employees aren’t afraid to get out there and make a difference.”

Volunteers worked behind the counter in the soup kitchen and food pantry passing out meals to the needy people visiting the homeless outreach post. Meghann Ray is with Iron Gate.

Meghann Ray: “Our mission of Feeding the Hungry and Homeless of Tulsa every day, can only be fulfilled because of the dedication of our volunteers. Our volunteers epitomize our philosophy of treating our guests with courtesy, kindness and respect.”

Iron Gate is a privately funded, non-denominational soup kitchen and food pantry located in downtown Tulsa. Iron Gate focuses on food, a basic need, as its primary mission. The soup kitchen provides a hot, nutritious meal every day from 8:30-10:30 a.m.  The food pantry distributes grocery bags every Friday and Saturday morning.