Hunger Free Oklahoma Blog

Check out our blog for a variety of resources and information about ending food insecurity in Oklahoma. 

Afterschool Meals Matter

Afterschool Meals Matterby Eugenia Chow, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma August 13, 2019For 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...

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Tulsa Community Partners Program

Working Together to End Food Insecurity Through SNAPby Robin Spilman, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma July 17, 2019Food insecurity is a complex and widespread problem affecting communities across the United States. Every year, millions of...

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Win $1,000 for Your District!

Participate in Hunger Free Oklahoma’s School Food Security Survey!  Hunger Free Oklahoma is excited to announce the launch of a statewide school food security survey. Hunger Free Oklahoma and partners are working to improve food security for children...

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Summer Meals Kick-Off Event

Summer Meals Kick-Off Event by Hunger Free Oklahoma Communications Staff    June 18, 2019 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...

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Senior Hunger

Food Insecurity Affects 1 in 10 Oklahoma Seniorsby Treba Shyers, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma May 14, 2019Senior Hunger is a real issue throughout the nation and our state of Oklahoma.  When we think about hunger, many times we think about children...

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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...

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Hunger on College Campuses

The Gnawing Epidemic of Hunger on College Campuses By: Eugenia Chow, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma   March 19, 2019 Nationwide, millions of college students struggle with food insecurity, an issue that impacts health and decreases...

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Kicking-Off Summer 2019 Recap

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,...

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2018 Year in Review

2018 Year in Review The second year of operation for Hunger Free Oklahoma (HFO), 2018, is a great example of how government and community stakeholders can work together to address one of the state’s most pressing issues. We worked across the state with...

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Hunger Action Month

Hunger Action Month! Help Hunger Free Oklahoma take a stand against food insecurity and hunger in our state by participating in Hunger Action Month during September! Imagine not knowing how you will get your next meal. This is the reality for over 635,000 Oklahomans...

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School Breakfast Participation

Hunger Free Oklahoma, an organization working to end food insecurity across the state, published its first Oklahoma School Breakfast Report Card today which finds that the rate of breakfast participation in Oklahoma has fallen behind other states, even as participation has experienced a slight uptick.

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Tulsa Community Survey

Hunger Free Oklahoma is seeking input from community members about hunger related issues. Responses will be used in developing community solutions to hunger.

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USDA Program Survey

    Feedback on USDA Program Barriers Hunger Free Oklahoma wants your input on the experiences you have had with Federal Nutrition Programs. Data will be collected to identify successes and barriers to participation in programs, such as school meal programs...

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Food for Thought Recap

Richard Comeau, Program Director at Hunger Free Oklahoma, used mapping to show Oklahoma summer meal sites and the patterns of decline for summer. The map also showed the priority areas in relations to current summer meal sites. Click for Presentation: Oklahoma Summer...

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Why Breakfast in the Classroom?

      Breakfast Blog By Kit Hines, R.D., L.D., the Child Nutrition Director at Tulsa Public Schools Kit Hines has worked for Sodexo at Tulsa Public Schools since 1999, in current role of Child Nutrition Director since 2010. She has worked in School...

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10 Reasons for Breakfast in the Classroom

10 Reasons to Implement Breakfast in the Classroom 10. No Child Should Start the Day Hungry – Students who skip breakfast have slower memory, make more mistakes, and are more likely to repeat a grade. Find out more. 9. Growing Brains Need Fuel – Eating breakfast...

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Unpaid Meal Fee Policy Best Practices

Crafting an Unpaid Meal Fee Policy that Prevents Stigma and Shaming In 2016, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a guidance requiring all school districts or state administering agencies participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)...

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