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Schools Forego Millions to Expand Meals for Kids

Imagine fighting hunger – and the stigma that comes with a “free or reduced meals” application – in our public schools with free breakfast and lunch for all students.  In Houston, that dream has become a reality. Houston ISD offers breakfast and lunch free of charge in all elementary and middle schools (even some high […]

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Oklahoma

Center for Budget and Policy Priorities The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also widely known as food stamps, is an anti-hunger program reaching populations of need across the state. SNAP is extremely responsive to need with very poor households receiving more supplemental assistance than households closer to the poverty line. Households receive benefits on EBT […]

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Tulsa Children Receive Free, Nutritious Summer Meals

During the school year, 62% of Oklahoma kids rely on free-and-reduced meals to receive proper nutrition; many of these students do not have access to adequate nutrition outside of school. In Tulsa, a staggering 84% of students rely on free-and-reduced meals. Tulsa Public Schools (TPS) has offered Summer Café for over 30 years as a […]

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Oklahoma Adds 177 Schools to Community Eligibility Provision in 2016

By Food, Research and Action Center, Excerpt The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal program that allows low-income schools to feed breakfast and lunch to all students free of charge. The program is designed to reduce the number of hungry students in class and reduce the burden of paperwork for many schools. Students that […]

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Eating Breakfast Improves Retention

By Food, Research and Action Center, excerpt We’ve all experienced that feeling during a late morning meeting where our thoughts wander to lunch plans. Whether we’re thinking about heating up our leftovers or excited for lunch with an old friend, it’s easy for our mind to wander when our body is focused on food. If […]

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Addressing Hunger in Schools

On December 9, 2016, Hunger Free Oklahoma (HFO) submitted a letter to the State Department of Education regarding their request for comment on the Oklahoma draft State Plan for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Every Student Succeeds Act was signed into law in 2015 with bipartisan support in congress. It requires every state […]

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