(Front row left to right: Nancy Walker, Carol Birchall, Donna Dyer (Executive Administrator), Nikki Pruitt, Debra Denwalt. Back row left to right: Jeff Koos, retired board member Terri Ward, Bert Weimer, Loraine Weekley, Tara Dew, Rodney Knowles. Not pictured Dan Hogan, Bo Jett, Paul Roach, and Karen Sneary)
Our Board is made up of local volunteers from all walks of life and professions! Despite our diverse backgrounds, we have one singular focus – helping families with children in our community.
In 1999, El Reno Blessing Baskets was established by church, community and social service leaders. The dreams of these founders were not only to provide the needs of people at Christmas but also at other times of the year. This dream blossomed with the growth of the Families with Summer Food Program and the School Supply Program. To learn more about our programs, visit About Us.
Our organization serves over 2,500 western Canadian County residents each year through the food and other tangible items we provide.
We could not accomplish this level of service without the commitment and long hours of our volunteers! If you would like to volunteer, visit Volunteer.
We also could not operate without financial support. Our community, United Way, the Mary K Ashbrook Foundation and other partners and grantors enable us to buy the food, school supplies, and other items distributed year after year. If you would like to donate, visit Donate.
As the Board we look forward to each year with open eyes, ears and hearts with one goal: to better serve the community’s families and children.