Bean dinner benefits Health for Friends in Norman

The annual Benefit Bean Dinner sponsored by the Christian Men's Fellowship at First Christian Church in Norman raises money to pay for prescriptions for low-income residents served by the Health for Friends clinic.
by Jane Glenn Cannon Published: January 23, 2013
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— About 70 members of the Christian Men's Fellowship at First Christian Church served up beans and cornbread Tuesday to hundreds who turned out for the annual Benefit Bean Dinner that raises money for the Health for Friends medication fund.

At $5 a ticket, the proceeds help pay for prescriptions for low-income residents served by the Health For Friends clinic at 317 E Himes St.

“This financial support makes a huge difference in our ability to help our low-income patients get well and stay well,” said Brian Karnes, chief executive officer.

Crews arrive at 4 a.m. the day of the dinner to begin cooking. Meals are served at lunch and dinner. Since its inception 23 years ago, the event has raised more than $100,000 for Health for Friends.


by Jane Glenn Cannon
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A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer...
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