Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry
Other Options, Inc. is a non-profit focusing on the impact of HIV/AIDS. We believe that together we can make a difference. Since 1998, Other Options has been in close collaboration with community-based organizations, day centers, substance abuse programs, clinics and social service agencies by distributing groceries, clothing and educational literature. Other Options has collaborated with such agencies as CarePoint, Red Rock North Behavioral Health Center, Langston University Outreach Center, RAIN and the Latino Community Center.
Founding Board members of Other Options working in the health care community in the early 1980s recognized the need to educate and inform individuals affected by HIV and AIDS. The number of adults affected by HIV is continuing to grow. An increasing number of these individuals have low incomes and frequently suffer from other problems such as substance abuse and mental illness. The necessity for the public to be educated about HIV/AIDS provided the impetus for our mission statement, goals and beliefs.
Other Options is an all-volunteer agency. We continue to rely on caring people who give their time and energy. Our need for volunteers is as constant as the need for services. As a volunteer, you can use your talents and skills, learn a new one and teach others. Call us to schedule an informal meeting with our Volunteer Coordinator or Director.
Financial support comes from local foundations, corporations, religious organizations, civic groups, private donations and individuals like yourself as well as fundraising events in the community. Donations of fresh produce, milk, cheese, eggs and meat come from you. Bulk items are purchased with your money at the OKC Food Bank and other wholesale stores.
Other Options, Inc. is a non-profit organization, exempt from Federal taxation under the 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Your donations are tax deductible.