1 in 4 Oklahoma children don't get the food they need.

Donate at the 3rd Annual Day of Caring Food and Blood Drive on June 24

Our 3rd Annual Food and Blood Drive will have food donation sites as well as nine blood drives across Tulsa Area United Way’s six-county service area.

Last year, more than 2,200 donors contributed 42,000+ pounds of food. Additionally, individuals donated nearly 200 pints of blood, providing life-saving medical care to 575 people. This year, we need you to participate so we can serve even more of our friends and neighbors in need.

Utilize the interactive map below to find the food donation site closest to you. Click on the opportunity and express interest to receive reminders leading up to the drive!

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Most Needed Food Items

Canned Fruit | Canned Vegetables | Rice | Pasta | Peanut Butter | Canned Protein


Food donations benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the following Tulsa Area United Way partner agencies: Bristow Social Services, Broken Arrow Neighbors, Caring Community Friends, LIFE Senior Services, Okmulgee County Family Resource Center, Okmulgee County Homeless Shelter, Owasso Community Resources, Sand Springs Community Services, Street School, Tulsa CARES, and Wagoner Area Neighbors.

Thank you to BancFirst Wagoner, First Oklahoma Bank, Hilti, Jim Norton Toyota, Jim Norton T-Town Chevrolet, Mabrey Bank, and SpiritBank Bristow for hosting food donation sites. Thank you also to AVB Bank, Bank of Oklahoma, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropy, Harlan Ford, OGI Process Equipment, T.D. Williamson, and TTCU Federal Credit Union for adopting food donation sites at TAUW partner agencies.

Thank you to Casey's General Store for supporting this year's food drive.



Register to Donate Blood

Register to donate blood at one of nine locations on June 24th starting at 9am. Click the link for your preferred location below to sign up today!


Tulsa Area United Way with American Red Cross

Daily Family YMCA of Bixby with Oklahoma Blood Institute

Downtown YMCA with Oklahoma Blood Institute

Herman and Kate Kaiser YMCA with Oklahoma Blood Institute

Okmulgee Family YMCA with Oklahoma Blood Institute*

Owasso Family YMCA with Oklahoma Blood Institute

R.C. Dickenson Family YMCA with Oklahoma Blood Institute

Tandy Family YMCA with Oklahoma Blood Institute

W.L. Hutcherson Branch YMCA with Oklahoma Blood Institute


*Okmulgee location on Thursday, June 23.


As a thank you for helping to address the critical blood shortage, our blood drives will offer the following incentives to donors:

American Red Cross: $5 e-gift card to a merchant of your choice and a chance to win a VIP trip to Graceland with a three night stay at the Guest House.

Oklahoma Blood Institute: Adventure Starts Here t-shirt and your choice of the following tickets:

  • 2 for Safari Joe's H2O
  • 1 for Frontier City
  • 1 for Science Museum Oklahoma

Does your organization want to address food insecurity?

Here's how to organize your own company drive:

Step 1: Contact volunteer@tauw.org to get started. This will ensure your organization is recognized for supporting TAUW's Regional Food Drive.


Step 2: Pick up food collection boxes from Community Food Bank.

  • Community Food Bank needs at least one day's notice to have boxes ready.


Step 3: Collect food!


Step 4: Schedule a pickup or drop-off of food donations.

  • You must collect at least 500 pounds of food (approximately 4 - 5 full boxes) for the Community Food Bank to pick up the donations.
  • Have your donations picked up or dropped off by June 27 to be recognized for participating in TAUW's Regional Food Drive.
  • Community Food Bank needs at least two days' notice to pick up donations.
  • No pickup will be available on June 23, 24, or 27.
  • For Drop off, you can take donations directly to the Community Food Bank or to a community drive location on June 24.