About

The Dinner with Love Foundation is a grassroots community outreach program created in 2008. The program’s mission is to share the joy of a complete, totally-cooked holiday dinner with families in Oklahoma City who do not have the financial means to provide a similar meal for themselves.

The past three years Dinner with Love has expanded its charitable giving to include victims and relief workers of natural disasters such as wild fires and tornados. We have also provided water for the homeless during hot Oklahoma summer months.

In May 2013, devastating tornados hit cities of Moore, Carney, Newcastle and Shawnee in Oklahoma.Dinner with Love was fortunate enough to be on the scene the day of the Carney disaster and for the next three days following the Moore tornado. We fed 1,000 victims and relief workers. It is evident in times like these that “every little bit helps”. Dinner with Love was happy to be able to provide meals and establish relationships with the victims and workers.

In 2012, Dinner with Love began a partnership with Oklahoma Christian School and adopted Westwood Elementary School in providing hot home cooked dinners for each child’s family. We are pleased to know that no child or family at Westwood Elementary will go hungry at Christmas.

 

What is included in a Dinner with Love box?

All Dinner with Love boxes include a honey glazed ham, green beans, potatoes, pie, a loaf of bread, rolls, a bag of pinto beans, fruit, cookies, a bag of Christmas candy and a handmade Christmas card. Each box will feed a family of 8 to 10. We are happy to announce that this year Dinner with Love will be able to provide each family with a Holy Bible.

 

Who receives Dinner with Love meals?

All families come to Dinner with Love through a recommended agency. Some agencies include:

  • Neighborhood Services Organization (NSO)
  • Fuenta de Vida
  • Hillcrest
  • Homeless Alliance
  • The Latino Agency
  • Martha’s House
  • Positive Tomorrows
  • The Rose Home
  • Skyline Urban Ministry
  • St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
  • Studio 222
  • Urban Mission
  • Westwood Elementary School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How are the dinners prepared?

Hundreds of volunteers come to our two different sites, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church at 222 NW 15th St. OKC, OK 73103 and Westminster Presbyterian Church at 4400 N. Shartel OKC, OK 73118.  At each location, our meals our prepared in a health code approved, commercial kitchen. Volunteers will show up, receive a box and the name and address of a family and deliver the meals personally. To date DWL has provided over 36,000 meals since 2008.

 

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How can I get involved?

Dinner with Love is funded through financial donations.

Family Sponsor = $70

Patron Sponsor = $100

Bronze Sponsor = $200 – $500

Silver Sponsor = $ 500-$1,000

Gold Sponsor = $1,000 

Platinum Sponsor = $5,000 Plus

Mail checks to

Dinner with Love Foundation at 416 NW 41st, Oklahoma City, OK, 73118

Call Paul Ravencraft at (405) 239-1220 to learn more!

We are always in need of drivers to help deliver meals.

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