News & Events

23rd annual Cookies Thanksgiving

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

1 IN 8 PEOPLE with HIV do not know they have it!

FULL ARTICAL LINK: 1 IN 8 PEOPLE with HIV do not know they have it! Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and an estimated 13% of them do not know they are infected. HIV can affect anyone regardless of sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, gender,

Battle of the Bartenders 2022

SAVE THE DATE: 10.20.2022  (ONLINE TICKET SALES)  Back by popular demand, Battle of the Bartenders formally Bar Wars: The Carnival will be in town on October 20th, let’s all celebrate the best cocktail creations in town created and served by some of our absolute best bartenders around. This year 15 vendors

Oklahoma AIDS walk 2022

October 2nd, 2022 at the Myriad Gardens Join AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City as we come together for the 24th Annual Walk & Festival! Our FREE family friendly event is open to all members of the community so that we can bring awareness to HIV/AIDS in our community. Vendors, live

Share your Experiences (Survey)

The survey is entirely voluntary and anonymous. Survey findings will be reported in summary form, and nothing linking participants to the results will be presented or accessible by anyone other than the evaluation staff at the University of Oklahoma.


What are the symptoms of monkeypox? Monkeypox may cause fever and swollen lymph nodes. Headache, muscle and backache, chills, and exhaustion can also be present. A painful rash develops and goes through several stages including fluid and pus-filled blisters that eventually get crusty, scab over, and fall off. Can monkeypox

Angel Tree & Christmas 2022

Want to make a Donations! Board Games, Puzzles for Children & Families. Amazon / Visa / Mastercard Gift Cards / Movie Passes Nonperishable food Items welcome. Drop off locations thru December 10th: Other Options 3636 NW 51st Street OKC, OK 73112

Ticket Sales Bar Wars, Superheroes

Ticket Sales Bar Wars, Superheroes

Volunteer Signup for Bar Wars 2021 Superheroes

Click the link to sign up:     (Bar Wars 2021 Superheroes)

The 2020 OKC Santa Crawl

THE 3RD ANNUAL OKC SANTA CRAWL IS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13TH, 2020! From Bricktown to Auto Alley to Midtown, a sea of Santas will be roaming the streets of OKC in search of fun – be a part of the 2020 OKC Santa Crawl! On Sunday December 13th, Oklahoma City will

Other Options Holiday Drive

We’re partnering with the Plaza District for a Holiday Food Drive and Angel Tree on Saturday, November 28th. We’ll have the Other Options sprinter, Angel Trees and Tables/Boxes to accept food donations and help the public select clients from our Angel Tree or drop off gifts. Angel Tree gifts we’re accepting include $20 amazon

A Choice to Improve Lives (405 Magazine)

Other Options’ philanthropic legacy By: Brandon King November 9, 2020 In 2010, Ladonna felt alone for the first time in 52 years. Multiple family illnesses led to untimely deaths, leaving her to fend for herself despite her own struggles with bipolar disorder, severe social anxiety and eventually multiple sclerosis. After

From the Director’s Desk

Other Options-Friends Food Pantry offers a great place for people to exercise the power of community. It is amazing to see the support that people provide to help those in need, and many of these folks have been or are currently clients of Friends food pantry.  The cycle of helping


Guiding Right is now able to offer the delivery of at-home rapid testing kits for the detection of HIV, providing a self-help option for fast results in minutes. The tests are designed with a simple, easy-to-use process for patients to test themselves without needing a medical professional. Your privacy is

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Update

Like you, we have watched the Coronavirus (COVID-19) carefully. We understand your concerns and we share them. In keeping with our pledge to provide our clients the best pantry experience and resources, we’d like to tell you what we’re doing to help keep you safe during a time of uncertainty.

Walk This Way Fashion Show – POSPONDED

Join us for a spectacular evening featuring fashion from the Silver Screen era of old Hollywood. POSPONDED New date TBD   Farmers Public Market Dress to Impress! Tickets on Sale at This year, our designers are creating one-of-a-kind runway looks to celebrate the icons of the Silver Screen. Whether

20th Annual Cookie’s Thanksgiving

More information coming soon. Cookie’s Thanksgiving is an annual event that feeds 1000 in-need individuals on Thanksgiving day through at-home deliveries and in-house meals. Every $7 donated helps us provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family in OKC impacted by HIV/ AIDS. Make your tax-deductible donation today! Providing a full,

Bar Wars 2019: Drinks of Broadway

Bar Wars 2019: Drinks on Broadway – a Musical Mixology Soiree is a fundraising event benefitting Other Options. Proceeds from the event will support our Friends Food Pantry Program and allow us to purchase nutrient-dense food and nutritional items for Oklahomans living with HIV who qualify for our services. This

The Hangover Brunch Fall 2019 Benefiting Other Options

The Hangover Brunch is back for the second time this year! After such an amazing spring brunch, we decided a fall brunch should most definitely happen. Sunday October 6th, the best of OKC brunch spots will be under one roof! Unlimited brunch samples + drinks + live music! Sunday, October

The Black & White Party 2019 Benefiting Other Options

Inspired by Truman Capote’s 1966 Black & White Ball! The Black and White Ball was a masquerade ball held on November 28, 1966 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. Hosted by author Truman Capote, the ball was in honor of The Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham. The 2019

Mother’s Day Fundraiser

Cellars Wine Club has a special offer for you this Mother’s Day while raising funds for Other Options, Inc. Use our Charity Code “GB0019” when making your wine gift purchase and we will receive 15% of the amount you spend. Tell your friends! A huge thank you to our friends

Walk This Way 2019

Walk This Way Fashion Show is one of the largest fashion shows in Oklahoma. Each year, designers present their unique collections. Stay tuned for exciting announcements. Each ticket purchased goes toward supporting Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry. 8th Annual Walk This Way Fashion Show “Curtain Call” Saturday, May 18,

The Hangover Brunch

HEY OKC: Let’s Do Brunch. What’s better than unlimited brunch bites and great drinks from the best restaurants and breweries in OKC? On April 7th, they’ll all be under one roof at the Oklahoma City Farmers Market. You don’t want to miss this event! When: Sunday, April 7, 2019 Where:

We’re so excited that The Loaded Bowl will be at The Hangover Brunch – Spring 20…

We’re so excited that The Loaded Bowl will be at The Hangover Brunch – Spring 2019! If you haven’t checked them out yet, we highly recommend it – their food is amazing! Tickets are selling fast – so get yours ASAP!

We were so happy to present a check to Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry a…

We were so happy to present a check to Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry after the 2018 OKC Santa Crawl! To date, we’ve been able to donate $17,350 to local charities through these awesome events. A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for a great cause! For

Brothers and Sisters, it’s time to party! I’ve been wanting to start a Leather …

Brothers and Sisters, it’s time to party! I’ve been wanting to start a Leather Formal in the heartland, and am happy to announce the first of <hopefully> many. So let’s get in some romance and sexy fun before Lent starts! To that end, I’m throwing a Leather Formal to celebrate

Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry OKC Pride Inc.

Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry OKC Pride Inc.

Another great local brewery has been added to The Hangover Brunch, COOP Ale Work…

Another great local brewery has been added to The Hangover Brunch, COOP Ale Works!! ? So MANY reasons to make sure and buy tickets on Monday, February 11th!

So this begins today It’s the night before we deliver/serve 1,000 meals in OKC! …

So this begins today ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️It’s the night before we deliver/serve 1,000 meals in OKC! Our volunteers are amazing! [fb_vid id=”1864331293831609″]

Other Options to serve 1,000 meals for “Cookies Thanksgiving”

Other Options, Inc. Friends Food Pantry do SO many wonderful things. I am so proud to be a board member of this fantastic organization. Other Options to serve 1,000 meals for “Cookies Thanksgiving”