Soon Iron Gate will have a multi-million dollar new home, which promises to double its capacity.
After three years of starts and stops, Iron Gate signed a 99-year lease with Tulsa County Officials for a nearly two-acre lot near Frisco and West Archer in April 2018. The location is currently an empty lot. “Hundreds of Tulsans go hungry every day and this new location will allow us to better serve them,” said Iron Gate Executive Director Carrie Vesely Henders
Henderson and the board of directors is working with GH2 Architects to design a building that is not just bigger, but maximizes functionality for the organization. By more than doubling their footprint, Iron Gate will be able to purchase in bulk, stretching donor dollars even further. Currently, the organization is limited by a lack of storage space. Iron Gate has broken ground on the new facility August 2018 and the building will take approximately 12-18 months to complete.
Until the completion, Iron Gate will continue to operate out of Trinity Episcopal Church, their home for the past 40 years. The community meal is served every day from 8:30-10:30am, everyone is welcome. The grocery pantry is open Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 1pm and on Saturdays from 11am to noon and guests are asked to visit once a month. In 2017, 209,991 meals were served, groceries were provided to 11,936 families and 14,143 Kids Packs were distributed.