The homeless men, women and children who come to John 3:16 Mission each day depend on the meals they receive here. Additionally, the Mission also provides supplemental groceries to under-resourced families that are not homeless but who struggle to put food on the table
Since its founding in 1952, hunger relief has been a core ministry of John 3:16 Mission. The Mission currently serves about 330 meals per day, and over 117,000 meals per year. Through its Family & Youth Center, the Mission distributes as many as 7,000 food baskets annually. Each basket contains enough to feed a family of four for 1 week.
Hunger, or food insecurity, remains a significant problem in Tulsa and throughout Oklahoma.
The problem is particularly acute in low-income communities where even fewer affordable grocery outlets exist.
The USDA ranks Oklahoma as the 4th most food insecure state in the nation, meaning about 17% of its residents do not know where or when their next meal is coming.