Food Pantry Virus Update & Response
The 220 pantry Leadership team has been hard at work planning and preparing for how we continue to serve our community in this global pandemic.
The 220 pantry is going to continue serving our community but there will be a basic change in format, and we will begin doing a drive-through pantry on Saturdays, twice a month, beginning March 28. The 220 food pantry serves residents between Sheridan and Yale Avenue, and between 21st and 41st, along with church members, and those referred by Hoover or ACA.
The drive-through pantry dates at this point will be March 28, April 11 and April 25. We are not taking appointments at this time. People are encouraged to drive through between the hours of 10 o'clock and noon on those Saturdays. People do not need to get out of their cars but can receive prepackaged groceries through the windows of their cars, and information will be obtained verbally.
Meals for Kids
A number of schools are giving free meals (that day’s lunch and the next day’s breakfast) to children on Mondays-Fridays. You can pick them up for your children (even if they don’t go to school there) as long as they are 18 & under. The nearest available school from Highland Park is
Hoover Elementary (2327 S Darlington).
Also, there are mobile drop-offs Mondays-Fridays, at Darlington Park (12:09pm), 27th & Sheridan (12:22pm), and Lakewood Apartments ((12:29pm).
The 2:20 Center is home to our Food Pantry/Benevolence Ministry, and to Home Improvement Ministry, which is an excellent, Bible-based counseling service. Click here to go to their website.
(Below is more about the food pantry and our regular operation schedule - which doesn't all apply at this time.)
What: We desire to give people who need food or other emergency assistance a “hand-up”, so that they can be a help to others. We will meet with people individually, listen, and develop a plan. We may be able to help with groceries, cooking lessons, job and résumé training, and other needs.
Who: We can serve those who live in the area between 21st & 41st, and Sheridan & Yale, as well as HP families and those referred to us by Hoover Elementary. A photo ID, utility bill (within the past 2 months), and Social Security card will be required. Call 918-627-0783 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be honored first.
When: Some Saturdays, 10am-12pm, and most Wednesdays, 6:30pm-8pm. Occasionally, we are closed, so please call before coming.
Where: The 2:20 Center is located at 5717 E 32nd St in Tulsa. It is directly south of our main building. Please park on the 32nd St driveway.
Why: The 2:20 Center is funded by Highland Park Christian Church, and works in partnership with the Eastern Oklahoma Community Food Bank. HP exists to help people Love God, Love Others, and Serve Together. Meeting the needs of those in our community is one of the main ways that we are able to pursue this vision. If you are interested in volunteering, please email at email@example.com.
Won’t: We do not provide clothing or furniture, and we do not have cash on hand. Needs that require a financial investment on our part will be limited to our resources and will go through a review process. To see a list of items you can donate, go here.