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September 2014

OSU-Tulsa Students, Staff Volunteer at Food on the Move Launch Event

UCO associate VP for academic affairs Patricia LaGrow.

Melanie McClain, Cat Rockholt, DJ Mercer, Jerry Moore and JJ Smith hand out produce with Taylor Ipock and Brittany Hoverman from the Tulsa Health Department’s It’s All About Kids program during the Food on the Move kick-off event.

Five Oklahoma State University-Tulsa volunteers helped launch an initiative led by Taylor Hanson that brought healthy food and community resources to underserved neighborhoods at Tulsa Community College’s northeast campus on Aug. 26.

Cat Rockholt, president of OSU-Tulsa Phi Beta Lambda, DJ Mercer, president of the OSU-Tulsa African American Student Association, JJ Smith, assistant director of student affairs, Melanie McClain, student affairs program specialist, and Jerry Moore, academic services program specialist, volunteered at the kick-off event for Food on the Move, a project combating hunger in Tulsa and Oklahoma.

The event included a mobile grocery store, food trucks and fresh produce. The OSU-Tulsa students and staff helped set up and assisted with clean up. Representatives from the Tulsa Health Department’s It’s All About Kids program were also handing out fresh produce.

Food on the Move has partnered with the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Iron Gate and THD for the food events, which will travel to neighborhoods across the city.

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