The Jesus House in downtown Oklahoma City is currently seeking donations to help feed low-income families in the Oklahoma City area. The non-profit has been helping to feed those in need since 1973. According to a post on their Facebook page dated October 14, Jesus House is reaching out for additional donations to help this Thanksgiving.
Jesus House will be giving out food for Thanksgiving dinner on November 25, 26 and 27. The non-profit is in need of frozen turkeys and hams. They also need non-perishable items such as bag stuffing mix, instant turkey gravy, instant mashed potatoes, canned yams or sweet potatoes, canned cranberries or sauce, canned pumpkin pie filling and other simple dessert mixes.
According to Rick Denny, the President, CEO and Executive Director of the charity, the non-profit operates at full capacity at Thanksgiving. Last year, Jesus House assisted about 1,000 people at Thanksgiving. This is in addition to the families they help throughout the year.
With the possibility of SNAP, the food stamp program, stopping in November, those numbers could greatly increase this year. It has been reported that states are being told it is possible that no food stamp benefits in November will available.
“We will do the best we can,” Rick Denny said during a telephone interview. “The Lord will provide.”
In addition to needing donations of food for Thanksgiving, Jesus House is starting a new program this year. They will be giving those getting food for Thanksgiving Christmas decorations as well. The are asking for donations of Christmas trees, bulbs, garland and other Christmas decorations. They ask that Christmas lights not be donated. This is due to safety concerns.
The non-profit will continue to serve those in need in Oklahoma City. Any an all donations are greatly appreciated. Please call (405)232-7164 or visit the Jesus House website with any questions about donating.