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Filling Tummies

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Meals on Wheels

Mission: Filling Tummies enhances the lives of underprivileged mothers, infants, children, the elderly & extended families by providing food, formula, and basic resources. Our organization supports the community by feeding children, adults, and seniors of all races, and ages across Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. We focus on Food Deserts, and at risk areas where people are suffering from food insecurity. We provide food to those who would otherwise go without. Our focus is to provide as many fresh fruits and vegetables as possible to support community health. Our objective is to feed the hungry & provide nutritious food to those in need. We devote extra effort to students whose parents have limited resources and sometimes forced to choose between paying a bill and purchasing food. We are also mindful of the elderly who must choose between food and medication.

Target demographics: children, youth, adults and seniors

Geographic areas served: Oklahoma City and surrounding areas. We focus on underserved areas and food deserts.

Programs: our mobile food pantry (converted school bus to a farmer's market on wheels) & community gardening

Community Stories

7 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is a great charity that is making a difference in underserved communities. You can witness the passion and commitment these folks have to taking care of the kids. Food is medicine and the benefits of providing growing children with the fresh, whole foods they need to thrive is a great cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the energy and caring that this nonprofit brings to the children that need it most! Sometimes, people turn a blind eye to things that make them feel uncomfortable and Filling Tummies is shining a bright light on this need. When it comes to hunger and nutrition we need to remember those who need it the most; thankfully, Filling Tummies is filling this need. Unlike any other, this swanky mobile pantry drives into locations that need good food the most. They also provide food to our honorable senior citizens. This nonprofit is doing good works!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This charity is absolutely amazing! They are local people taking care of kids at the local level. Many of the big national groups say they are feeding children, but we never see them! The children get the backpack program by the food bank, but its just a hand full of food and not all the children qualify to get it.

Filling Tummies focus on fresh food is great & it was so wonderful for them to come to our school and provide all of the children (100%) with fresh food and in a very fun way. The kids were able to fill one bag full for the weekend so they could share with their family. Its huge. The children were also exposed to mangos which many had not tried before. This group is providing way more than food. They are showing these kids love---our school is 100% free & reduced lunch, and many would go home to nothing. The kids were soooo happy! We love their bus idea. It's nothing like standard feeding programs. Every city should have a buses like this, stopping at all the schools!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Filling Tummies is such a fantastic charity! I have had the pleasure of volunteering with them and words cannot express the joy and fulfillment in being able to provide kids with HEALTHY foods when they may have gone without. Their motto is 'Feed the Body. Feed the Soul' and that couldn't be more true. Keep up the amazing work! Our communities need Filling Tummies! And it doesn't hurt that the bus is AWESOME!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

OMG! What an experiance! I volunteered for their first stop a Green Pastures elementary school and my time as never been better spent. Lines and lines lif students paraded through stuffing their bags to capacity. I had so much fun helping the students and keeping the food bins full. Somehow we, able citizens, need to help ensure that Filling Tummies continues to be able to help those in need.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Filling Tummies fills the gaps to help children that may be missed by other organizations. The Filling Tummies mobile pantry takes fresh fruits, veggies, and healthy snacks to schools, parks, and other locations with food insecurities allowing participants to fill their shopping bag, as they choose. Volunteers assist patrons answering questions, educating on the exotic offerings, and even double bagging shopping bags when necessary. Filling Tummies is doing what has never been done in Oklahoma before. It was such a blessing to see firsthand all the excited faces and little hands reaching into the baskets to choose all that they wanted. "I'm shopping!", one child said with a smile so big that it melted my heart.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization, Filling Tummies in Oklahoma City is wonderful. They are feeding children in Oklahoma fresh fruits and vegetables that may be too expensive for families to afford. They went to Green Pastures Elementary school in Spencer, Oklahoma and all of the students were allowed to fill up their bags without the typical limitations. For kids who don't always have food at home this it huge! They are covered on the news and you can literally see how excited these children are. I'm happy to participate as much as I can as a volunteer! It warms my heart. They are making a lifelong impact in these kids lives.