Hunger Free Oklahoma Blog

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The Elections Are Over: What Now?

The Elections Are Over: What Now?

The Elections Are Over: What Now? by Nick Battles, Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow     November 21, 2022 The TV ads have stopped. The billboards are coming down. The unsolicited text messages and calls have slowed (or switched topics, at least). The 2022...

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White House Conference Sets the Stage for Anti-Hunger Work

White House Conference Sets the Stage for Anti-Hunger Work

White House Conference Sets the Stage for Anti-Hunger Work A Reflection from HFO's Executive Director Chris Bernard     October 24, 2022 On September 28, I had the honor of representing Hunger Free Oklahoma at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and...

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Hunger Free Oklahoma commitment to expand access to affordable food highlighted at the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health

“Congress took an important step yesterday to combat childhood hunger with the announcement of an agreement to protect access to school and summer meals through the introduction of the bipartisan Keep the Kids Fed Act by Senate Committee on Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), along with House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA 03) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R NC-5).

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Afterschool Meals Help Fill the Gap

Afterschool Meals Help Fill the Gap

Afterschool Meals Help Fill the Gap  by Kaitlyn Klippert, Hunger Outreach Program Specialist Treasure Standeford, Hunger Outreach Program Senior Specialist     September 22, 2022 As summer is officially over and schools across Oklahoma are back in swing, families...

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Be a Part of Your School’s Village

Be a Part of Your School’s Village

Be a Part of Your School's Village  by Katie Raymond, Regional Program Manager   August 24, 2022 Even though the sun still burns bright and temps are high, August in Oklahoma means Back-to-School season. Between deals on school supplies and tax-free weekends,...

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Heroes Shouldn’t Go Hungry

Heroes Shouldn’t Go Hungry

Heroes Shouldn't Go Hungry  by Eric Barr, SNAP Outreach Coordinator   July 25, 2022 Oklahoma is a very military-friendly state. It offers tax exemptions, employment services, tuition assistance, and other perks to active-duty military and veterans. Despite the...

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Hunger Free Oklahoma Applauds Child Nutrition Flexibilities in Keep Kids Fed Act 

“Congress took an important step yesterday to combat childhood hunger with the announcement of an agreement to protect access to school and summer meals through the introduction of the bipartisan Keep the Kids Fed Act by Senate Committee on Agriculture Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR), along with House Committee on Education and Labor Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA 03) and Ranking Member Virginia Foxx (R NC-5).

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Thanks for Another Fantastic Summer Meals Kickoff!

Thanks for Another Fantastic Summer Meals Kickoff!

Thanks for Another Fantastic Summer Meals Kickoff!  by Abby Stainer, Regional Program Manager   May 23, 2022 The Oklahoma Childhood Food Security Coalition’s 2022 Summer Meals Kickoff is officially in the books. Thank you to all participants and presenters! The...

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Famers Markets Find Success with Double Up Oklahoma

Famers Markets Find Success with Double Up Oklahoma

Farmers Markets Find Success with Double Up Oklahoma by Leslie Young, Double Up Oklahoma Program Manager   April 22, 2022 According to the United States Department of Agriculture, fifteen percent of Oklahoma households are food-insecure. It’s a staggering...

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