Chief Hoskin to visit Claremore Friday for Elder Food Distribution event

Cherokee Nation Chief Hoskin Jr. handing out food in Vinita last week.

Cherokee Nation citizens are encouraged to come by Christ United Methodist Church in Claremore Friday take part in the Cherokee Nation’s emergency Elder Food Distribution program.

Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner will be joined by tribal councilor Keith Austin in handing out free food to Cherokee citizens in need.

“The Cherokee culture has always been one of honoring and caring for our elders,” Austin said. “It is called an elder food distribution event, however we will not turn away anyone needing food.”

Since the program began in response to COID-19, the tribe has provided food to more than 39,000 Cherokees.

Those in immediate need can reach out to the Cherokee Elder Food Hotline at 918-316-1670.

WHEN: Friday, May 22, 3-7 p.m.

WHERE: Christ United Methodist Church, 317 S. Davis Ave., Claremore

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