Hunger Free Oklahoma Blog

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Hunger Free Oklahoma Receives Critical Investment from National Anti-Hunger Organization

Hunger Free Oklahoma Receives Critical Investment from National Anti-Hunger Organization

As the country continues to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, Hunger Free Oklahoma (HFO) is one of 52 organizations selected to receive funding through a critical $2.5 million investment from MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger. The national anti-hunger organization’s partnership grants will help stem the tide in persistent food insecurity that was exacerbated by pandemic-related shutdowns.

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SNAP in Schools Project Expansion

SNAP in Schools Project Expansion

SNAP in Schools Project Expansion by Candace Pape-Macedo, Senior Manager of SNAP Programs   September 20, 2021 No Kid Hungry and Hunger Free Oklahoma are partnering to expand the Oklahoma SNAP in Schools project. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program...

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Hunger Free Oklahoma Secures USDA Grant to Address Reduced Access to Fruits and Vegetables Due to COVID-19

Hunger Free Oklahoma Secures USDA Grant to Address Reduced Access to Fruits and Vegetables Due to COVID-19

Last week, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that Hunger Free Oklahoma was 1 of 35 recipients nationally to be awarded a Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program COVID-19 Relief and Response (GusCRR) grant. The grant award of $650,000, from USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, is critical to continuing the Double Up Oklahoma (DUO) program at 27 farmers markets and grocery stores and allowing expansion to high-need areas across the state for the next year.

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HFO Applauds USDA for Modernizing SNAP Benefit Amounts for the First Time Since 1975 to More Accurately Reflect Costs of a Healthy Diet

HFO Applauds USDA for Modernizing SNAP Benefit Amounts for the First Time Since 1975 to More Accurately Reflect Costs of a Healthy Diet

Hunger Free Oklahoma applauds the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), USDA Secretary Vilsack, and President Biden for implementing the directives of the 2018 Farm Bill by re-evaluating the Thrifty Food Plan (TFP) based on current data and economics. The update to the TFP leads to a more than 25 percent increase in benefit amounts for Oklahoma SNAP participants, a long overdue increase needed to more accurately reflect the costs incurred by low income families trying to meet their nutritional needs.

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Hunger Free Oklahoma receives $50,000 grant to support SNAP outreach

Hunger Free Oklahoma receives $50,000 grant to support SNAP outreach

Hunger Free Oklahoma (HFO) announced today it has received a $50,000 grant from Telligen Community Initiative (TCI), a private, Iowa-based charitable foundation. This partnership supports HFO’s efforts to build public-private partnerships that connect more families to Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, equip community organizations to serve as SNAP access points, and provide public education on the positive impact of SNAP and SNAP enrollment in Oklahoma communities.

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Looking Forward

Looking Forward

A new year does not magically end the challenges of the last, but it does give us an opportunity to look forward and set new priorities for the year ahead. We are grateful to be able to look ahead, regardless of the current challenges or new challenges that may arise, and think about what more we can do to move toward a Hunger Free Oklahoma.

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2020 Efforts to End Hunger in Oklahoma: The Highlights

2020 Efforts to End Hunger in Oklahoma: The Highlights

2020 Efforts to End Hunger in Oklahoma by Chris Bernard, Executive Director   November 6, 2020 It takes all of us to solve big, systemic problems like hunger in Oklahoma. From our very beginning, Hunger Free Oklahoma employees, partners, and providers came with...

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The SNAP Application Hotline: A Reflection

The SNAP Application Hotline: A Reflection

The SNAP Application Hotline: A Reflection by Katie Marvel, Communications Coordinator, Hunger Free Oklahoma   July 20, 2020 It comes as no surprise that the COVID-19 shutdown has affected Oklahomans economically in more ways than one. Local businesses have had to...

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