Hunger Free Oklahoma Blog

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

3 Ways to Be a Successful Advocate

3 Ways to Be a Successful Advocate

3 Ways to Be a Successful Advocate By Jessica Dietrich, Hunger Free Oklahoma, Policy and Government Relations Manager   March 17, 2020 In my work advocating at the Oklahoma State Capitol over the past several years, one consistent question I receive is, “What do you...

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SNAP in Schools: An Impact Story

SNAP in Schools: An Impact Story

SNAP in Schools: An Impact Story by Treba Shyers, Hunger Outreach Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma   February 17, 2020 The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides grocery assistance to low-income families. Tulsa Public Schools has partnered with...

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2019 Efforts to End Hunger in Oklahoma: The Highlights

2019 Efforts to End Hunger in Oklahoma: The Highlights

2019 Efforts to End Hunger in Oklahoma: The Highlightsby Chris Bernard, Executive Director January 22, 2020The well-known African Proverb says, “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” In the past year, across Oklahoma we...

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Coming Together To Feed Oklahomans in Need

Coming Together To Feed Oklahomans in Need

Coming Together To Feed Oklahomans in Needby Richard Comeau, Program Director, Hunger Free Oklahoma December 17, 2019Once every year in Mrs. McNeeley’s first grade class in Granbury, Texas, each student arrived at school carrying one carrot, one potato,...

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2019 Hungry for Change Conference Recap

2019 Hungry for Change Conference Recap

2019 Hungry for Change Conference Recap by Chris Bernard, Executive Director   November 12, 2019 Over the last three years we have met so many amazing organizations and individuals across our state that are working every day to end hunger. All too often...

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Data-Informed Practices

Data-Informed Practices

Data-Informed Practicesby Doug McDurham, Director of Public Affairs, Baylor University’s Texas Hunger Initiative  September 16, 2019Published in 2017, “Ending Hunger in Oklahoma; An assessment of food insecurity and resources in Oklahoma,” included a...

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Afterschool Meals Matter

Afterschool Meals Matter

Afterschool Meals Matter by Eugenia Chow, Hunger Outreach/Data Specialist, Hunger Free Oklahoma   August 13, 2019 For 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...

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Tulsa Community Partners Program

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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Summer Meals Kick-Off Event

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

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

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

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

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 partners in...

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Hunger Action Month

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

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

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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