SPOTLIGHT — Iron Gate

The end of the year brings many stories of organizations in need, with hopes of getting those last few dollars of a tax season to well-deserving organizations. The new year, however, does not bring an end to organizations’ need for support. We hope these Spotlight articles give you ideas of how to get involved with organizations in our community.

Iron Gate is working harder than ever to lessen the hunger in Tulsa through its soup kitchen and grocery pantry. As with all organizations, Iron Gate had to adapt to the special challenges presented by the pandemic, which has created a staggering increase in the number of people needing assistance.

In 2020, Iron Gate served meals to twice as many new guests than in the previous year. Of its meal recipients, 14% were veterans. Of grocery recipients, 39% of beneficiaries were children and youth, and 81% were new to Iron Gate or didn’t visit in 2019.

While the need is great, there are a number of ways to assist with Iron Gate’s mission. They have various levels of donations, including sponsorships. Volunteer opportunities include hosting food drives, assembling care packages for children and assisting with special events and projects.

To learn more about this organization and its impact on the Tulsa community, visit irongatetulsa.org.