Food pantry gets ‘masked’

Company donates 250 surgical masks to Yukon’s Manna Pantry

Jasco representatives Ava Ahhaitty and Janis Thomas present a donation of 250 surgical masks to Yukon Manna Pantry director Sherri Rogers. (Photo by Conrad Dudderar)

By Conrad Dudderar
Senior Staff Writer

As part of its COVID-19 relief efforts, an Oklahoma City-based company has donated 250 face masks to Yukon’s food cupboard.

Jasco Products, an industry leader in home electronics founded in 1975, presented the gift Monday afternoon at the Manna Pantry.

“We’re asking all our volunteers to wear masks when they’re here,” Manna Pantry director Sherri Rogers said.

Jasco team member services’ representative Janis Thomas presented the surgical masks, noting it’s “difficult to find them right now.”

Rogers said the timing was perfect.

“Thank you so much,” she said. “This is greatly appreciated!

“We were down to our last six masks. I’ve been trying to find them for weeks.”

Manna Pantry, 123 S Sixth, distributes food to hungry people in Yukon and Piedmont seven times each week.

Through April, 188 more families received help this year compared to the first four months in 2019.


Jasco has already given out more than 50,000 masks to charities and groups in need, according to Thomas.

That recipient list includes Yukon’s Compassionate Hands’ helping ministry (see related story).

“We also have provided N-95 masks to firefighters and front-line emergency workers,” Thomas said.

With 350 team members in Oklahoma, Jasco leads the market in lighting fixtures, lighting controls, consumer electronics, power protection, and charging products. The company has offices in 20 U.S. states and Asia.

Jasco officials on April 2 announced they would donate $1 million to faith-based organizations helping people affected by COVID-19.

This pledge supports the Convoy of Hope, Salvation Army, City Rescue Mission, and Regional Food Bank.

“At Jasco, we are committed to serving our team members, our customers and our communities,” CEO Jason Trice said. “We give God all the glory for all that He is doing through Jasco and our charity partners that put their faith in action to meet the needs of God’s people every day.”

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