It’s amazing how many children in Eastern Oklahoma County go hungry each day and how many hard-working families in our community struggle to provide basic necessities. In early 2014 a small group of people met to discuss ways to help solve this local, humanitarian need. From that first meeting, the Eastern Oklahoma County Resource Center (EOCRC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, was born, 9 years later we’re still at it, focusing on meeting the community’s needs. With the recent purchase of an acre or property in the Choctaw Industrial Park we are working toward our goal of constructing a modern resource center that will meet Eastern Oklahoma County’s needs, year-round. This goal is achievable only with community-wide support and with tax-deductible charitable gifts.
EOCRC’s Vision is to provide a true resource center for those families in Eastern Oklahoma County that are in greatest need: a place that provides food, personal items, financial counseling, employment assistance, and access to other community resources...throughout the year! It is our plan to partner with businesses, local civic organizations and churches to make this a true community project. Bringing eastern Oklahoma county together to operate the Resource Center thereby consolidating many food rooms and pantries and having one central location for those in need to receive services.
EOCRC’s Mission is to minister to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those hurting across Eastern Oklahoma County by feeding the hungry while eliminating its causes. Additionally, we strive to serve the needy by providing resources and loving the lonely by sharing Jesus.
Making a Difference … For five consecutive years, EOCRC members have partnered with counselors and administrators from the Choctaw/Nicoma Park, Harrah, Jones, Mcloud, Tri City Youth and Life Christian schools to identify families in need and have hosted a Christmas Party for these families. With the help of volunteers, EOCRC has collected and distributed more than 50,000 lbs of food serving more than 500 families and over 1,500 children. We have been able to give away socks, underwear, blankets, toiletries and gifts valued at more than $50,000 each year. Partnering with us has been the Oklahoma Pork Council, providing pork loins, Blue and Gold Sausage providing sausage and the Eastern Oklahoma County Junior Service League which has provided us with grants to purchase the socks, underwear, blankets and other items for these families. We also work with counselors throughout the year to meet needs for families and distribute food daily through Choctaw Road Baptist Church where we currently have a food room.
Meeting Tomorrow’s Needs ... We hope that you will be inspired to join us in turning our vision into reality as we kick off our fund-raising campaign. Your gift to the EOCRC will make a difference in the lives of many struggling families. We kindly ask that you give generously to help us raise the $500,000 needed to build a facility that will be used year round to support those in greatest need in Eastern Oklahoma County..…making a difference in lives for today and for tomorrow.
Location is key to meeting the needs of the surrounding communities and we are in the final stages of construction of a new facility to house and meet those needs. Located at 1850 Commerce Drive in Choctaw, the EOCRC is centrally located to meet the needs in eastern Oklahoma County.