Canadian, Oklahoma (PRWEB) November 21, 2012
In the state of Oklahoma, the statistics for poverty and hunger are more than alarming. In fact, according to reports from news agencies, Oklahoma is the fourth hungriest state in the entire country with 15% of people living below poverty level.
This is a problem that hits the hardest during the Holiday season; with some families not even able to afford a hot meal. This is also why several Food Banks exist throughout the state.
However, this year a local drug rehab facility, Narconon Arrowhead, is also lending a hand to make sure that families in the local area have food for the holidays. Narconon Arrowhead is accepting donations for a food pantry they are putting together to donate to local communities in Oklahoma over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.
The organization has been actively doing this for the last 5 years, raising more than $5,500 worth of food items, personal hygiene products and baby articles for donations. Last year, the Oklahoma drug rehab facility even was able to donate cribs to area shelters that had been forced to turn away women with babies.
“Nothing is more heartbreaking than having this problem during the Thanksgiving holiday. This is a time when eating a good hot meal with friends and family, while giving thanks is the basic premise of the entire day,” says DannaSue Pruitt, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor at Narconon Arrowhead.
The pantry is supported by donations, and all donations go to families and local pantries and shelters in southeast Oklahoma.
Narconon Arrowhead is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been located in Canadian, Oklahoma since 2001. The group operates one of the largest and most successful residential treatment facilities in the state for drug and alcohol addiction.
For more information, or to donate, contact DannaSue Pruitt at 918-339-5800 or through the Narconon Arrowhead web-site at http://www.narcononarrowhead.org.