City Rescue Mission opens new food center

City Rescue Mission homeless shelter project new food center will give out 1.2 million free meals in its first year.
by Carla Hinton Modified: September 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm •  Published: September 27, 2012
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City Rescue Mission homeless shelter held a grand opening for its new Impact Hunger Food Resource Center on Wednesday.

The center at 831 W California is across from the shelter at 800 W California. Mission leaders said the center is part of the shelter's FeedOKCNow Campaign to provide nutritious food to the poor, disadvantaged and homeless in the community.

A spokeswoman for the shelter said the center is projected to provide an estimated 1.2 million free meals to the “near homeless” in its first year.

It is set up like a grocery store where the needy may select food for their families.

Speakers at Wednesday's grand opening included Rodney Bivens, executive director of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

A section of California Avenue was closed for the event, which included music from the Sugar Free All Stars, refreshments from the Oilfield Christian Fellowship and children's activities.

by Carla Hinton
Religion Editor
Carla Hinton, an Oklahoma City native, joined The Oklahoman in 1986 as a National Society of Newspaper Editors minority intern. She began reporting full-time for The Oklahoman two years later and has served as a beat writer covering a wide...
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