A program of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Food & Resource Center in Moore was established in 2013 and is a client-choice pantry that allows clients to select their own food, rather than receiving a pre-packed or standard bag of groceries. The Food & Resource Center in Moore is one of 14 Food & Resource Centers in central and western Oklahoma. These sites provide greater access to fresh fruits and vegetables, are open longer hours and provide access to additional resources that address the issue of food insecurity.
In 2019, the Food & Resource Center in Moore distributed the equivalent of more than
1.48 million meals and provided food assistance to 19,127 households. The site also distributes Commodities Supplemental Food Program boxes and is a Summer Feeding Program location.
Grocery Assistance Program with the City of Moore & HUD in Respone to COVID-19:
On March 13, 2020, President Donald J. Trump signed a proclamation declaring the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak a national emergency beginning on March 1, 2020. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, was signed by President Trump on March 27, 2020, authorizing the allocation of funds to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis. On April 2, 2020, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated Community Development Block Grant COVID-19 (CDBG-CV) funds in the amount of $200,472 to the City of Moore in order to assist in the prevention, preparation for, and response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The City of Moore allocated the Food & Resource Center in Moore with CDBG-CV funding through the CARES Act on May 4th, 2020.
RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
The Food & Resource Center in Moore will distribute food via a drive-by method. Please review the process and map below.
- Traffic cones will be set up each morning to help direct the flow of traffic. Cars will be asked to move and enter the line.
- Clients will enter the parking lot by turning right off of Janeway in the north bound lane. Clients will not be allowed to turn left into the parking lot from the south bound lane of Janeway.
- Clients will stay in their vehicles and pull up to the intake area at the staff/volunteer entrance door.
- Clients will open their trunk/back door if applicable so that the volunteers can place the food in the vehicle.
- Emergency food boxes and perishable items will be placed inside vehicle. Clients will receive a variety of frozen foods, refrigerated items, produce and dairy.
- Vehicles exit parking lot onto Shields Boulevard.
Please note the following:
- Households can only visit the FRC every 30 days.
- Because of the disaster response mode of operations, the FRC is now serving anyone who needs food assistance for the foreseeable future.
- Guests should bring a photo ID.