Oklahoma car dealership handing out, delivering free lunches to those in need during pandemic


NORMAN, Okla. (KFOR) – An Oklahoma car dealership is pledging to help the community in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Big Red Kia announced that it is handing out at least 100 sack lunches every day at the dealership, located at 418 N. Interstate Dr. in Norman.

“Our business is hurting badly,” said Chris Mayes, owner of Big Red Kia. “But we still have a responsibility to give back to the community that has supported us for over 40 years.  People should not be going hungry in America and hopefully this will help out.”

Big Red Kia’s staff will assemble bag lunches of pre-packaged sandwiches, protein bars, multigrain bars, fresh fruits and bags of chips.

The lunch bags are handed out to the public, first-come, first-served Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Organizers say they are also doing daily deliveries to the elderly and former military members.

“The elderly and ex-military are two segments of our community that deserve a helping hand if one is needed,” Mayes said. “The decision to add deliveries to them was an easy one and we’re happy to do so. If anyone is aware of someone such as this in need, please contact the dealership and let us know.”

If you would like to volunteer or offer assistance, call (405) 364-4400 and ask for Chris Mayes.

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