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A Connection to Community

Sharing a home-cooked meal on Thanksgiving is a reminder of what matters in life: connection and belonging. As Oklahomans take the day to appreciate friends and family, they can also look into opportunities to give back.  “Community is as strong as the people who care about it,” says Katie Oatsvall, president and chief executive officer at Meals on Wheels of...

A One-Stop Shop

Earlier in her life, Eakly native Lori Flansburg was a chef at a prestigious restaurant. Although she was reaching professional goals, she felt unsettled. This led her to accept the executive director spot for the not-yet-opened nonprofit Weatherford Food and Resource Center in April 2016.  To prepare for the job, she dove into Custer County’s statistics and came across a...

Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald has dedicated her life to helping the most vulnerable people in society. Her resume includes stints at Make-a-Wish Oklahoma in Oklahoma City, the Center for Children and Families in Norman and the United Way of Greater Battle Creek, Michigan. We caught up with Fitzgerald, CEO of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma since 2016, and got her...