Hours of Operation

Monday:      12:00pm - 3:00pm

Tuesday:     2:00pm - 5:30pm

Thursday:   9:00am - 1:00pm

Friday:      11:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday:  9:00am - 11:00am (on the 3rd Saturday of every month)


Senior Box Program: 9:00am - 1:00pm (2nd Thursday of each month, for Clients 60+ years)

Special Assistance

Senior Box Program:

From 9:00am to 1:00pm on the SECOND Thursday of each month, we serve those 60 and wiser with special food boxes designed to last approximately 1 week. Institute is an equal opportunity provider, and during this time we do remain open to all other Clients.

Help with Food Stamps:

Are you enrolled in the SNAP Program and have a question?  Interested in learning more about the Program, or not sure if you're eligible? From time to time, we may have a representative from DHS on-site to assist you in a friendly, informal setting, and we also have staff trained on SNAP to help during normal shopping hours. Don't go hungry - make it a point to stop by, and get the help you deserve.

Help with Rent & Utilities:

Each Tuesday from 9:00am - 10:00am, we may assist clients with periodic rent and utility needs, on a first-come, first-served basis. Check out some of the requirements on our FOR CLIENTS webpage, then simply call or stop by.

Free Classes

Thursday, September 12 @ 5:00pm: Gardening 101

Each month, we provide free educational classes. Attend 2 or more in a single month, and receive an extra meat when shopping our Pantry the following month. All classes are held at our NERA office in downtown Ponca City, with the latest class schedules usually posted in the front Client Services area. We not only help our valued Clients with current needs, but strive to empower them with valuable life tools and information for future success.