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Lived Experience and Resource Network

Lived Experience and Resource Network (LEARN) Workshop

To amplify the voices of those who experience hunger and food insecurity, Hunger Free Oklahoma (HFO) is launching the Lived Experience and Resource Network (LEARN) Workshop that includes a paid 8-month training program beginning in September 2024.

Up to ten individuals experiencing food insecurity receive training through LEARN, a program of Hunger Free Oklahoma. This training program supports people to develop their personal narrative, learn more about advocacy, and enables growth into agents of change.


HFO values the active involvement of people with lived experiences of food insecurity and/or hunger. We believe unique insights and perspectives should guide decision making, policy development, and program design.

We believe community engagement is about ensuring that those who experience food insecurity and/or hunger have a say in designing and implementing solutions.

The 8-month training program is designed to:

  • Provide information about Hunger Free Oklahoma, hunger in our state, and how various programs operate in our community.
  • Expand knowledge on policy and government in our state.
  • Build a community with others who have lived experience.
  • Learn about storytelling and how to share your story.
  • Build advocacy skills and create agents of change.

  • Participants are paid a monthly living wage for time spent in the workshop.
  • Transportation is provided if needed.
  • Childcare and mileage reimbursements are available.
  • Meals and snacks are provided.

Participants must:

  • Currently be experiencing food insecurity and/or hunger.
  • Attend one in-person monthly session.
  • Attend one virtual check-in each month.
  • Be 18 years or older.
  • Live in Tulsa or surrounding areas.


Monthly session dates:

  • September 7, 2024
  • October 5, 2024
  • November 2, 2024
  • December 7, 2024
  • January 4, 2025
  • February 1, 2025
  • March 1, 2025
  • April 5, 2025

Registration for the first annual LEARN Workshop is now open!

Working together for a hunger free Oklahoma.

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