I am amazed at the work that Other Options, Inc. provides for those living with HIV/AIDS. The volunteers are friendly and they make the clients feel at home. Other Options has gone out of their way to make the clients feel welcomed and that the have a safe haven.
The Friends Food Pantry at Other Options is the only free food source in the 405 and 580 area codes for the HIV population in Oklahoma. The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma is growing significantly which continually places a burden on Other Options to enhance its’ funding sources. Other Options recognizes that this target population of children, youth, men, and women with HIV disease typically require a higher intake of proteins and complex carbohydrates as well as special formulas for babies and adults in trauma. This target population is unable to obtain this higher content food because of income restrictions and other pressing needs. Without Other Options these clients would not get the proper nutrition that they need to continue on!
I have been involved with this agency as an employee for about a year and a half. I love it here! The works that are performed here everyday are like nowhere else. Other Options, Inc. has multiple programs to aid people living with (or affected by) HIV/AIDS. The biggest one being Friends Food Pantry - the only food pantry in the 405 and 580 area code specifically serving positive Oklahomans. This is a beautiful thing and if you really want to do something good for the community you should come in and volunteer sometime. We can always use the help. Especially now, during the holidays. We do a Thanksgiving dinner delivery and we make gift and toiletry baskets for Christmas. We are small but with the help of volunteers we are mighty.