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The Mission

Originally Mission Norman began “Meeting the Need” of the hungry and homeless in 1998 by our founder Gene Barnes. A College student volunteer started a Bible Study in a local Apartment complex. The food distribution began when someone donated a pickup load of food. People began to come to the Apartment.


Today we feed 700 families a month and the needs continue to grow.



The Mission is more than just a food pantry - we are a community of people who are committed to making a difference in the lives of others. At the heart of everything we do is our faith in God, and our desire to serve others in His name.


We believe that everyone deserves access to healthy and nutritious food, and we are proud to provide that service to those in need. If you are looking for help, or if you want to get involved and make a difference in your community, we invite you to join us at The Mission.


Our Mission

Mission Statement: Sharing Christ's love in Central Oklahoma while meeting the need of the hungry and homeless. We believe that no one should have to go hungry, and we are committed to providing nutritious, fresh food to anyone who needs it.


We also provide other services to the homeless and those experiencing financial hardship. Our team is made up of caring and compassionate volunteers who are dedicated to making a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Vision & Values

  • Serving

  • Loving

  • Empowering

  • Christ-Centered

  • Integrity

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Our team of staff and volunteers at The Mission comes from diverse backgrounds but share the same commitment to serving those in need. They are community-focused and work tirelessly to provide nourishment to those who need it most.


Mike Butler

Executive Director


Sandy Duncan

Office Manager


Rebecca Dossey

Americorp Vista Development & Fundraising Liaison


Christina Smith

Assistant Office Manager


Tammy Davis

Pantry Manager

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