Day: October 24, 2022

For the past 23 years, Cookies Thanksgiving has partnered with hundreds of volunteers to prepare and deliver complete Thanksgiving meals to Oklahomans living with HIV and AIDS. As you know, 2020 – 2022 has been a unique and challenging years. To follow safety guidelines for our immune compromised clients, we will be giving them holiday boxes complete with unprepared meal kits to make their own Thanksgiving meals.

These boxes will include all the fixings and trimmings including cooked Turkey or Ham. We are working with our longtime chefs and food industry professionals who have graced us over the years to create recipes to go into each box.

We want to thank all those who have participated over the years and helped with this program. Do not despair, next year we hope to bring back our normal cooking in our kitchens and pack up food to be delivered on Thanksgiving Day as we have done for so many years. We appreciate everyone’s understanding as we do our best to keep not only our clients, but our volunteers healthy and safe.

We know how special this event is not just to our clients, but also our volunteers. This year we are asking in lieu of preparing and delivering meals, to please donate to Cookies Thanksgiving.  A simple donation of $20 to $50 or even $10 can go a long way in providing food and happiness to these families in need this holiday season. It costs Other Options roughly $7.56 per Thanksgiving meal – including leftovers! We will also be accepting canned food items such as green beans, corn, broth, cranberry sauce, etc.

Below you will find links to send your donation to Cookies Thanksgiving. We have a few limited volunteer opportunities in the links as well. If you wish to donate food items, please call the primary office to coordinate delivery at (405) 605-8020.

Again, let me personally thank you and those who have donated and contributed their time over the years. Cookies Thanksgiving has always been an incredibly special event and long tradition that helps so many of an often forgotten yet very deserving population have a special holiday meal. I appreciate your support and understanding during this unique and challenging time.


Jim Everett
Pantry Manager