Working together for a Hunger-Free Oklahoma.
“I came home to Oklahoma because I believe hunger is a solvable problem and I had an opportunity to play a small role in creating that change in our state. Together we can end hunger in Oklahoma, thereby improving our education outcomes, the health of our citizens, and our economy.”Chris Bernard
Hunger Free Oklahoma exists to end hunger in Oklahoma.
Hunger Free Oklahoma works to bring a unified, statewide voice to the issue and solutions surrounding hunger, with a goal to ensure all Oklahomans have access to affordable, nutritious food. Hunger Free Oklahoma holds the core belief that hunger is solvable, unnecessary, and unjust, and it impacts everyone living in Oklahoma.
Hunger Free Oklahoma’s objective is to serve as a resource to existing efforts, facilitating collaboration, and providing technical assistance, data, and planning to expand nutrition programs and enrich efforts already in place. Hunger Free Oklahoma may also pilot efforts that have been successful in other states like Texas, Colorado, and Illinois. It will forge partnerships with successful national movements to leverage citizen engagement and resources for this cause. It will be a platform for hosting or coordinating local and national research efforts addressing hunger and the intersection of hunger and health, as well as hunger and educational outcomes. Hunger Free Oklahoma will ensure that research results are applied in action, and it will advance public-private partnerships to accomplish much of this work in an efficient and impactful way.
All Oklahomans have enough food every day.
Leveraging the power of collaboration to solve hunger in Oklahoma by improving systems, policies, and practices.
“Every Oklahoman deserves access to enough nutritious food to support a healthy life. Hunger hinders Oklahoman’s educational attainment, worsens health outcomes, and reduces the economic productivity of our state. We can’t begin to be a top 10 state until we take care of every Oklahoman’s most basic needs, of which hunger might be the most pressing issue effecting the most Oklahomans.”Richard Comeau
AARP | Alliance to End Hunger | American Heart Association | AmeriCorps VISTA | Center for Employment Opportunities | Chickasaw Nation | Code for Tulsa | Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma | Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) | Goodwill Industries of Tulsa | Healthy Community Stores Initiative | Hunger Free Communities Network | Impact Tulsa | Indian Nations Council of Governments | Infant Crisis Services, Inc. | Life Senior Services | Meals on Wheels Metro Tulsa | My Health Access Network | Oklahoma Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs | Oklahoma Alliance of YMCAs | Oklahoma Childhood Food Security Coalition | Oklahoma City Public Schools | Oklahoma Department of Libraries | Oklahoma Farm and Food Alliance | Oklahoma Partnership for Expanded Learning | Oklahoma Policy Institute | Oklahoma Public School Resource Center | Oklahoma State Department of Education | Oklahoma State Department of Health | Oklahoma State Department of Human Services | Pathways to Health | Porter Consolidated Schools | R&G Family Grocers | Reading Partners | Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma | Restore Hope Ministries | Tahlequah Public Schools | Techlahoma | Texas Hunger Initiative | The Opportunity Project | THISISSNAP.org | Tulsa Area United Way | Tulsa Cares | Tulsa Community College | Tulsa Community Foundation | Tulsa Food Security Council | Tulsa Health Department | Tulsa Metropolitan Ministry | Tulsa Public Schools | Tulsa Regional Chamber | Tulsa Regional STEM Alliance
Hunger Free Oklahoma is grateful for the support of the following funders. Thanks to their generosity, we are able to apply our innovative approach to ensure that every Oklahoman has access to adequate nutritious food every day.
A special thank you to The Anne and Henry Zarrow Foundation for their vision and passion to end hunger for all Oklahomans.