Spokes for Hope delivers meals by bike
DUNCAN - Sometimes, helping people can be as easy as riding a bike.
That's what volunteers, including a number of teens and others from several churches in Duncan, have been finding out as they've pedaled around neighborhoods this summer delivering lunches to youngsters whose families might need a little help.
Called Spokes for Hope, the community goodwill program was initiated three years ago by One True Light, a multi-church community-based organization supported by many volunteers. Lunches are prepared each morning at The Well on Main Street downtown. The volunteers then deliver the simple but nutritious noontime meals door-to-door where they've identified needs, or serve lunches to kids at three feeding sites.
According to an update offered Wednesday by Carol Wanzor, administrative director, Spokes for Hope is into its sixth week this summer and "going strong," serving an average of 160 to 170 meals each day. Volunteers have represented 10 different church youth groups. A number of adults also have participated in meal preparation and delivery.
Wanzor extended many thanks to the Sarkeys Foundation, the Oklahoma Regional Food Bank and to local donors for making Spokes for Hope possible.