Who We Are

Our MISSION is to give people a hand up instead of a hand out.

NERA helps those in need with food, utilities and rent assistance, informational classes, and referrals to other agencies or providers in north central Oklahoma. Our Clients live within a service footprint from the Kansas state line to the north, to Red Rock in the south, west to Interstate 35, and back east to Shidler. It's easy to check out our FOR CLIENTS webpage, to see if you live in a postal Zip Code that we service.

How We Help

Our office is located in downtown Ponca City, Oklahoma. Call or stop by, and once there, you'll find a friendly staff that visits with each Client personally to understand them, and offer referrals or direct assistance based on their unique needs. Our onsite, state-of-the-art Food Pantry is designed just like a grocery store. We treat our Clients with the attention and respect that they deserve, and as a result find that many volunteer their time and energy to "pay it forward" for the help they receive. Stop by or donate today, and become a key part of our success.


With our continued growth, we need to purchase our very first Box Truck. This larger delivery vehicle will allow us to quickly and more efficiently stock the shelves with nutritious food for our valued Clients. Please take a moment right now, to help us help our local neighbors in need  --------->       DONATE NOW