SPOTLIGHT — Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma

Items of food in a box and on a table, including pasta, vegetable oil, canned peaches

Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma has been serving those in need since 1951. Catholic Charities has 15 programs, including providing dental care, counseling, refugee resettlement, and adult education. They provide services to all in need, regardless of race, color, or creed. Approximately 80% of clients served by the organization are not of the Catholic faith.

Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma, including the tag line love changing lives

The Market at Catholic Charities, the first of its kind in the Tulsa area, opened in spring 2022. The Market gives those in need the opportunity to “shop” for their families, choosing healthy foods they will enjoy, thereby reducing food waste. Catholic Charities’ ultimate goal for the Market is to provide dignity for people, helping them feel good about putting food on their family’s table.

Catholic Charities is not a United Way agency, nor does it receive funding from the Diocese of Tulsa and Eastern Oklahoma or its Faith and Works campaign. As such, most of the organization’s operating funds are provided by donations from individuals and charitable organizations.