Western Heights Public Schools is proud of its district-wide food pantry and clothing closet programs located in the Resource Center, site of the old middle school. The district is the first in Central Oklahoma to offer a program like this district-wide. Working through the Regional Food Bank, 14 Foundation, and Associated Wholesale Grocers, Western Heights provides food supplements to students and families in need.
WHIRE stands for Western Heights Implementing Resources Everywhere. Western Heights’ school-based social workers run the program, and it has received several accolades through the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS), including a statewide Honorable Mention Award. The district has collaborated with OKDHS for over three years to have a dedicated social worker at each school site. This partnership has allowed the district to be both proactive in addressing student needs as well as reactive in targeting individual challenges. The development of WHIRE is a direct result of this partnership.
Western Heights will gratefully accept cash and item donations for the WHIRE, both of which are tax deductible. For more information on WHIRE cash contributions or to become a volunteer with the program, contact Hayden Roberts at 405.261.6711
Making the Connection
A free food pantry and clothing closet have been created to help families in the Western Heights Public Schools community. These resources are avaliable to every person who lives in the district. The resources offered by the district are not tied to any existing social service program (including food stamps, Medicaid, or Social Security).
Hours of Operation:
Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. by Appointment Only
Walk-in-Wednesday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm