A new grocery store near Northwest 16th Street and May Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is receiving a lot of attention, and its grand-opening isn’t until July 27, 2019. The name of the grocery store is “Public Wholesale and Food Market.” They distribute expired food that is a couple of days out of date through a needs rewards system. Needs foundation partners include: OU Medical Center, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Remington park, The Mantel, Western Sizzlin and Krispy Kreme. Six years ago, the state changed a law that allows businesses, stores and restaurants to donate excess food. 1998 UCO graduate Joey Abbo is co-founder of the “Needs Foundation.” He said along with their partners, they already give away 500,000 pounds of food in Oklahoma each month. Abbo said Public Wholesale and Food Market will allow them to reach even more people. In addition to selling food at discounted prices, Public Wholesale customers also accumulate points. They can use the points to pick up expired food at the store for free, or they can use those points to donate to other people. People that are truly hungry will no longer need to be concerned about feeding their selves or their families.
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On Friday, February 21, 2020, Wichita & Affiliated Tribes' Health Programs hosted a Heart Health Fair in the Iscani Gym located at the Wichita Housing Authority in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Booths were set up with health information, blood pressure screening, BMI screening, prizes and much more. Delaware Nation's Community Health Representative Ambrea Marshall and Tribal Care Assistant Rebecca Arnold set up a booth that provided participants with Community Garden information, tote bags and kneeler cushions, as well as general information on good health. Individuals from different programs grabbed the mic for brief speeches providing information on their services and how to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Mcalister's provided a delicious lunch for participants and raffle prizes were given out to lucky guests. Delaware Nation would like to thank Wichita & Affiliated Tribes' Health Programs for allowing us to participate in this event and we hope everyone left with good health information! Wanìshi! ...