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New Food and Resource Center to Feed Thousands

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ARDMORE, OK-- Opening a door to hope, a new Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma will soon be feeding the hungry and providing resources for people in Carter, Johnston, Murray and Love Counties. It's is an answered prayer for many.

"Put it in God's hands because you know what, God has control! as long as you have God, everything's gonna be alright," Mary Williamson said. 

The new center, located on Hailey Street will provide food including fresh fruits and vegetables for those who need it.

"In this area there were several food pantries that were operating independently, and there was lots of duplication of services so they felt this area would really benefit from one centralized location," Executive Director Amber Buell said. 

Organizers say Ardmore has a growing population of working poor working hard every day but still can't make a living wage. they say they expect to feed almost 2,000 families each month made possible by volunteers.

"I was a single parent, had four children raising by myself, and a place like this helped me, so I'm just giving back, just giving back," Terry Walker said.

The center hopes to not only provide food for temporary help, but to connect people with resources that can help break the cycle of poverty in Southern Oklahoma.

"I appreciate it, and I hope I find a second job," Karen Hayes said. 

The FRC officially opens to the public on Monday, September 12th.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/feedingsouthcentralok/?fref=ts

HOURS OF OPERATION:

Monday: 2pm-6pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 10am-2pm
Thursday: 11am-3pm
Friday:10am-2pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
You will need to bring a photo ID and current utility bill.

"We are in need of Volunteers! If you have a heart to serve your community we want you!"