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Coming Together To Feed Oklahomans in Need

by Richard Comeau, Program Director, Hunger Free Oklahoma Once every year in Mrs. McNeeley’s first grade class in Granbury, Texas, each student arrived at school carrying one carrot, one potato, one stick of celery, one can of broth and so on. Just one. The students filed through the door and she helped each of them […]

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2019 Hungry for Change Conference Recap

by Chris Bernard, Executive Director Over the last three years we have met so many amazing organizations and individuals across our state that are working every day to end hunger. All too often these people would mention their desire to meet others in the field, or learn more about a subject, but did not know […]

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Data-Informed Practices

by Doug McDurham, Director of Public Affairs, Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative Published in 2017, “Ending Hunger in Oklahoma; An assessment of food insecurity and resources in Oklahoma,” included a statewide analysis of the sources of food assistance. According to the authors, my colleagues at the Texas Hunger Initiative (THI), 93% of food assistance in […]

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Afterschool Meals Matter

by Eugenia Chow, Hunger Outreach/Data Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma For many children, school lunch may be the last healthy meal they get before returning to school the next day. The At-Risk component of the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) helps fill this gap by ensuring that children 18 years old and younger receive […]

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Tulsa Community Partners Program

by Robin Spilman, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma Food insecurity is a complex and widespread problem affecting communities across the United States. Every year, millions of Americans face the uncertainty of not knowing how they’ll put food on the table for themselves and their families. In 2017, an estimated 1 in 8 Americans were […]

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Summer Meals Kick-Off Event

by Hunger Free Oklahoma Communications Staff When the school year ends, so do school meals. For the more than 30,000 Tulsa Public Schools students who eat free and reduced price school meals, this means an increased risk of missing out on a nutritious meal. And for the kids eating a free and reduced price school […]

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Senior Hunger

by Treba Shyers, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma Senior Hunger is a real issue throughout the nation and our state of Oklahoma.  When we think about hunger, many times we think about children or people experiencing homelessness. Rarely do we think about senior citizens. Why? Because the “golden years” are supposed to be about […]

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Hunger and Health

Health and Food Insecurity – A Comprehensive Approach by Katie Maschino, Hunger Free Oklahoma Hunger Outreach Program Specialist The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food security as “access by all people at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life.” This enables those working in the anti-hunger field to use a comprehensive […]

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Hunger on College Campuses

By: Eugenia Chow, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma Nationwide, millions of college students struggle with food insecurity, an issue that impacts health and decreases the chances of graduation. While research on food insecurity amongst college students is limited, it rarely exists in a vacuum. According to a recent study by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, […]

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Kicking-Off Summer 2019 Recap

By Devin Schroeder, Tulsa Regional Program Manager/Child Hunger, Hunger Free Oklahoma More than 100 individuals state-wide gathered in Oklahoma City to attend the “Kicking-Off Summer 2019” event. Hunger Free Oklahoma, alongside the Oklahoma Childhood Food Security Coalition, organized the Kick-Off to convene Summer Meal stakeholders invested in improving education and health outcomes for Oklahoma’s kids. […]

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