Iron Gate Tulsa - News & Events

We are counting our blessings
November 24, 2015



(In the memo line, note "Thanksgiving")

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All Tribes Day at Iron Gate 2015
November 9, 2015

Join us for All Tribes Day at Iron Gate. Saturday, November 14, 2015, 8:00 - 10:30 a.m. 

Indian tacos, drum circle and more in honor of Native American Heritage Month and the Native guests who eat with us every day.

Did you know? It costs $3,000 to operate the soup kitchen and grocery pantry for one day.

How you can help? Make a donation or volunteer to serve. 

Questions? Contact Cherrah Giles at or; 918.359.9038


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Feeding Families Campaign
November 5, 2015
Feeding Families Campaign


 "Feeding Families" in the memo line. 

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2015 Cooking for a Cause Gala
September 11, 2015

Reserve your tickets today!

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We are not the forest, we are the tree.
August 31, 2015

You cannot understand a forest by examining one tree.

          And yet.

          One tree can direct our attention to the forest.

          When Iron Gate—and Trinity—realized we have outgrown our space in the church basement, the Iron Gate board voted to find another location.

           First, we did a demographic study of  (a) where our guests of the soup kitchen and grocery pantry live and (b) how they get to us for food assistance.  Then we embarked on an 18-month search for just the right place to either renovate or build on.  It wasn’t as easy as you might think.  Our architects consulted with us through the whole process to determine we need at least 14,000 square feet for the facility and 39,000 square feet for parking (staff, volunteers and guests.

To support Iron Gate's mission and relocation to the site of our choice, sign the petition today.

      To learn more about our capital campaign and proposed relocation, click "read more."

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Special Screening of Mekko at Iron Gate
August 6, 2015
Special Screening of Mekko at Iron Gate

What: Special Showing of Sterlin Harjo's film "Mekko"

When: Thursday, August 20, 2015; Reception at 5:30 p.m. and film at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Trinity Episcopal Church, 501 S. Cincinnati Ave.,  downtown Tulsa

Why: In appreciation of Iron Gate and the downtown Tulsa homeless Native population

How: Free admission but donations are gratefully accepted. 

To learn more about the special screening, check out the Tulsa World article:

RSVP: Ashley Huckleby at 918.359.9030 or

DONATE TODAY (Put "Mekko" in the memo line)

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What's in the News and What it Means to Us
June 26, 2015
From the Executive Director: What's in the News and What it Means to Us at Iron Gate

More than 5 million young people ages 18-24 are neither in school nor working.  Oklahoma ranks number 13 in our number of homeless students, more than 23,000.  That means

  • We are likely to see another flood of homeless “street kids” this summer in Tulsa, and
  • This cohort is likely to become the next generation of homeless if they don’t get help.
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Here's the Scoop
May 11, 2015
Here's the Scoop


Let's kick off the summer season with an ice cream party!

The cost to operate the Iron Gate soup kitchen and grocery pantryfor one week is $21,000. To cover the first week of June an anonymous donor pledged $10,000, which leaves us to raise $11,000!


Friday, June 5, 2015 to raise $11,000.

Then we'll celebrate with an ice cream party for the  Iron Gate guests.


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Iron Gate 2015 Founders' Dinner
April 16, 2015


Thank you to everyone who is celebrating with us to thank individuals and organizations for Iron Gate's continuing success. 

To learn more about the event and this year's honorees, check out Sunday's Tulsa World story. 

Even though the event is sold out, you can still make a donation. To donate in honor of Carmelita Skeeter, Michael & Leslie Moore, or The Oxley Foundation, click here.

501 S. Cincinnati Ave., Tulsa, OK 74103 l 918.359.9038 l

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GKFF Issues a $20,000 Challenge Grant: Double Your Donation Today!
February 10, 2015
GKFF Matched $20,000 Grant from New Donors

The George Kaiser Family Foundation generously matched your gifts in new donations to Iron Gate.

Thank you to our gracious donors! Your gift counted twice and doubled your impact on feeding the hungry!

Click "Read More" to view our new donors. 


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