Food and Resource Center opens in Ardmore

Published: Sep. 8, 2016 at 9:22 PM CDT
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ARDMORE, Okla.-- Ardmore is the new home to the Food and Resource Center of South Central Oklahoma, where they had their soft opening Thursday afternoon.

The event was kicked off Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The Regional Food Bank says in the southern, central Oklahoma area, over 13,000 residents go hungry every night. 7,000 in Ardmore alone.

The center will serve 13 counties. Residents who meet certain income requirements can come in, and based on their income and family size, receive a grocery list that allows them to get food for their no cost.

But executive director Amber Buell says the center is a community effort.

"You know someone that is struggling with hunger, whether you know it or not. There is someone, a neighbor or friend, someone in your Sunday school class, or the barista that makes your coffee in the morning." Buell said. "And they're worth it. So come on out and help us fight hunger, because we can change lives, and I want everyone to be a part of it."

Residents can volunteer online, call the store, or even walk in, no appointment needed.

The Food and Resource Center officially opens Monday on Hailey Street.