Hunger Free Oklahoma Blog

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

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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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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