McClain High School hosts the Taste of North Tulsa, an event which both provides a free healthy meal to area residents from local vendors, and seeks to raise awareness about the area's food insecurity issues.
Deidre Alvarez, one of the guests, is a resident of North Tulsa who says there aren't a lot of convenient places to buy food.
“There’s only one supermarket,” she said, “and that was just (opened) recently within the past two years.”
“We went a very very long time without any supermarket at all,” she said. “I think that’s one of the major challenges.
She says additionally, high prices discourage buying healthy options.
The evening featured fresh produce and free health screenings, as well as information from a variety of community organizations.