Founded in 1972, The Urban Mission supplies approximately 20,000 people per year with fresh food and an after-school program that gives children a warm meal.

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The Urban Mission’s food resource center was the first of its kind in Oklahoma when it opened in 2012. | Photo provided

The Urban Mission is on track to distribute more than 1 million pounds of food to families in need this year

The Urban Mission is on track to distribute more than 1 million pounds of food to families in need this year

The Urban Mission’s food resource center is on track to distribute more than 1 million pounds of food to families in need this year.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer art by Mike Allen. (provided)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer serves as inspiration for the latest 51st Street Speakeasy mixed-media art show

The show is the latest from production team James Nghiem and Mike Allen.

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808s & Solid Snake joins hip-hop and video game crowds June 24 at 51st Street Speakeasy

“Kanye West is never boring — that’s the thing,” Allen said. “It’s like a 12-sided die; there’s just always something to look at and you never know what you’re going to get.”

Chef Patrick Williams cooks in the kitchen at Flint, Tuesday, May 30, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma City Restaurant Week is back!

During Oklahoma City Restaurant Week, which runs Friday through June 18 at 29 participating eateries across the metro, each venue offers specially priced menus so diners can enjoy a sampling of cuisine. While each is happy to welcome new and longtime customers, OKC Restaurant Week also serves an important benefit to the community: The nine-day

(Photo by Garett Fisbeck / Design by Anna Shilling / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: OKC Restaurant Week runs June 9-18 at almost 30 participating venues

“We decided we wanted to structure a giving program to give back to the city,” said recruitment specialist Lauren Kerby.


Oklahoma City Restaurant Week, happening June 9-18, also benefits Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma started its Food for Kids Backpack Program in 2003 after learning about an Oklahoma City elementary school student who fainted while waiting in line on a Monday for lunch. The student had nothing to eat over the weekend. In the 14 years since it began, the program has grown to

Liz Waggoner, American Heart Association, poses for a photo at the Oklahoma State Capitol, Tuesday, May 23, 2017.  (Garett Fisbeck)

Oklahoma Legislature passes bill to help eliminate food deserts

The Healthy Food Financing Act takes effect Nov. 1.

Students eat lunch in the cafeteria at Eugene Field Elementary School, which has provided free and healthy breakfast and lunch to students through a federal program. (Cara Johnson)

OKC Public Schools enhance existing lunch and breakfast programs with support from a federal initiative

“No matter what the economic situation is for a student’s family, they don’t have to worry,” Ponce said last week as he visited the Eugene Field cafeteria. “It’s an unbelievable program.”

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Food Briefs: Ur/bun, Le Tour de Vin, Burnt Ends and more

Ur/bun opens, Le Tour de Vin returns to OKC, Burnt Ends seeks an Oklahoma barbecue champion and more.

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