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Friends Food Pantry

The primary program at Other Options is the Friends Food Pantry which provides nutrient dense food, nutrition formula, and toiletries to over 1,064 adults and children able to shop weekly. It is estimated that Other Options provides 21 meals(7 breakfast, 7 lunch, 7 dinners) per client number. These men, women, and children are living below the poverty level. At least one member of the family lives with HIV or AIDS. The Food pantry shoppers are pre-qualified by other agencies in the HIV and AIDS fields. The majority of our food is purchased with grant funds at a bulk rate from the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank. Other Options also relies on businesses, churches, and private individuals to donate additional food items that we are not able to obtain from the Food Bank. Funding requirements are extensive in order for Other Options to be able to provide such a needed and critical service to the aforementioned target population. In sum, the cost of operating the Friends Food Pantry is approximately $5,500 a month.


The HOPWA Program

The HOPWA Program was established by HUD to address the specific needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS and their families and provide grants to local communities, States, and nonprofit organizations for projects that benefit low income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.

Home Delivery Program

Other Options provides home deliveries to those individuals unable to shop at the Friends Food Pantry because their illness keeps them home-bound or bed-fast. Without the ability to provide home deliveries and transportation to the Friends Food Pantry, many of these adults and children would go without proper food supplements.

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3rd Annual Walk This Way Fashion Show

Oklahoma City—An evening of fabulous fashion, entertainment, food and fun will be Saturday, May 10th at the 3rd Annual Walk This Way Fashion Show, benefiting Other Options Food Pantry. The event will be held from 5:30 p.m.-VIP & 7:30 p.m.-General to Midnight at the Farmers Market Event Center, 311 S. Klein Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73108 (405) 232-6506.

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This event showcases world-class, award-winning designer Alice Thomas Stella Kelsey. Emcees for the event are Oklahoma City’s KFOR-TV personality Scott Hines, and Lyric Theatre favorite Jeffrey Meek & Brett Young.

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Ticket prices will be:
$30 General Admission – Standing
$50 General Admission – Seating
$125 VIP Reserved Seating
$1,250 VIP Reserved Table – will include a four course meal – Chef Bo Taylor will be cooking up something very special!(8 Seats)

All VIP seating includes a VIP reception before and after the fashion show, valet parking, and the ability to preview all silent auction and art gallery items and “buy it now”!

“This is an unprecedented event for Oklahoma City,” said Lizz Caywood, Chairperson of the “Walk This Way Fashion Show.” “The designers who have contributed to this fashion show are helping put Oklahoma City on the map. We are becoming a progressive city; an event of this magnitude with designers of this caliber are making people nationwide really take note of what we have going on here.”

In addition to the fashion show event-goers have the opportunity to experience Oklahoma’s entertainment duo “Lucky” & Hartel Dance as well as a variety of food served by some of Oklahoma City’s finest chefs with a purchase of a VIP ticket. A silent and live auction will also be featured.

Tickets can be purchased online through 8:00pm May 9, 2014

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On behalf of Mr. John Demsey, Group President, Estee Lauder Companies and Chairman of the Board, M A C AIDS Fund, I am pleased to notify you that the M A C AIDS Fund has approved a grant to Other Options, Inc. to support the Friends Food Pantry. ~ Mary Arbuckle


Other Options, Inc.
Friends Food Pantry
3636 NW 51st ST
Oklahoma City, OK  73112

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