What about the kids?
With so many students on free and reduced school breakfasts-and-lunches in Tulsa, there is a real concern about what the children will do if the schools are closed in a teacher walk-out. In the Tulsa Public Schools there are over 28,000 children on free or reduced meal programs.
The Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is Eileen Bradshaw. She says they plan to fill the void.
She says the food bank will set up mobile kitchens to help feed the children. They will also set up “pop-up pantries” around town for people needing to stretch budgets because of preparing extra meals.
If it is a long walkout, Bradshaw says her organization will need food, cash donations and an influx of volunteers.