TAPL is pleased to host its Spring Service day at Iron Gate. This year, we will present two opportunities to our membership, serving the morning community meal to guests and staffing the afternoon grocery pantry.
Since our service day coincides with Good Friday, we understand that some of our members will have the day off. We hope that you will join us in helping our neighbors.
Morning Community Meal Shift 8:00a-11:00a
TAPL members will serve a hearty breakfast that transitions into a lunch meal about halfway through the service. This opportunity presents maximum interaction with guests as we will be physically taking orders and serving food from behind the serving line. Guests of the community meal include members of Tulsa’s homeless population, families, and the working poor.
Feel free to show up around 8 am and park in the Trinity Church parking lot. Enter the basement of the church from the East doors off of Detroit Avenue. The doors typically stay locked but we'll keep an eye out for you and let you in. Aprons and gloves are provided if needed. Please tie back shoulder-length hair or longer and refrain from wearing sleeveless shirts, shorts, or open-toed shoes.
Afternoon Grocery Pantry 11:00a-1:00p
If you’ve never visited, this opportunity is a good introduction to the work that Iron Gate does. TAPL members will help guests bag their grocery selections and will register guests at check-in. 59.6 % of the grocery pantry guests visit only once. It is truly an emergency service. The guests at the grocery pantry are typically working families, seniors, and those who are just short on money for the first time.
Feel free to show up around 11:15 am and park in the Trinity Church parking lot. Enter the basement of the church from the East doors off of Detroit Avenue. The doors typically stay locked but we'll keep an eye out for you and let you in. Aprons and gloves are provided if needed.
If you are interested in joining fellow TAPL members for one or both opportunities, please contact Shane Saunders, External Affairs Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, but we want to include as many members as possible. Also, please do not hesitate to contact Shane if you have any questions.