Kendall Whittier Incorporated is a home-grown organization incorporating self-sufficiency for our neighbors through food security, nutritional health, and well-being.
For 50 years Kendall Whittier Incorporated (KWI) has been committed to the revitalization and support of historic Kendall Whittier neighborhood in Tulsa, Okla. Rich in history and culture, Kendall Whittier is one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the city and is currently undergoing great redevelopment and growth. However, many Kendall Whittier residents continue to experience many of the challenges caused by systemic poverty, including poor nutrition and food insecurity. We target specific basic needs to provide assistance to neighbors in need.
The overwhelming majority of KWI's clients live below the poverty line, especially children. Through our Emergency Food Pantry (EFP) and community gardens programs – the GROW Teaching Garden and Tipton Community Garden – we provide nutritious food for today and inspiration for tomorrow. We also are active partners with other agencies in the neighborhood and work together with them to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable residents – seniors, children and people with disabilities.