Tulsans pack local stores, prepare for upcoming winter storm

TULSA, Okla. — Tulsans were busy grocery shopping Tuesday morning, ahead of the anticipated winter storm.

“Bread, milk, eggs,” said Lucretia Jackson, a shopper at Oasis Fresh Market.

Many shoppers got their supplies ahead of time, before the roads become slick.

“I didn’t want to get caught in the weather,” said Jackson. “I just wanted to get out, get what I needed, and get back home.”

Sherri Daniels works at Oasis Fresh Market as a Housing Coordinator.

“It’s like lines out the wazoo,” said Daniels. She said that since Oasis serves north Tulsa, an area known for being a food desert, the store is always prepared with extra food.

“We are always in this community since it’s the only grocery store in north Tulsa, we always prepare for more,” said Daniels.

Daniels said the staple items bread and milk are customers’ “go-to” because the items are so versatile and can stretch.

“You can do cereal. You can do mashed potatoes. With bread you can make grilled cheeses. You can have sloppy joe. You can have peanut butter and jelly. You can have a ham sandwich. So, you can do so much more with these two items,” Daniels added.