Oklahoma agencies to hold event to battle poverty

LOVE OKC and Convoy of Hope will offer free goods and services in northwest Oklahoma City.
BY SARAH HUSSAIN shussain@opubco.com Published: October 5, 2012
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LOVE OKC and Convoy of Hope will partner with the local community from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the old John Marshall High School to provide some $1 million in free goods and services.

Offerings will include 35,000 pounds of groceries, consultations with health professionals, haircuts, family portraits, a job fair, prayer, live entertainment and a free lunch.

The school building is at NW 91 and McKinley.

LOVE OKC is a movement of people and organizations passionate about serving the needs of the greater OKC metro, according to a news release. It has partnered with Convoy of Hope, the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Oklahoma City Public Schools, local businesses, community services agencies, churches and individuals in uniting the community to provide neighbors a poverty-free day and a first step on the path out of poverty.