Hunger Outreach Program Specialist
Matthew McClure joined Hunger Free Oklahoma in October 2021. Matthew was born and raised in Oklahoma and also attended the University of Oklahoma. After a summer internship working on a small farm in Texas, he became passionate about creating sustainable food systems and changing the agri-culture – the public consciousness around how we grow, distribute, consume, and relate to food. This led Matthew to volunteer with a local non-profit school gardening program. Then, he served in FoodCorps in Montana where he taught hands-on lessons, helped freshen up school meals, and promoted a community-wide culture of health. Matthew has since transitioned away from direct service into examining food systems and public health through a broader lens in graduate school, focusing on public policy and regional planning. Matthew is extremely grateful and excited to leverage his knowledge, skills, and experience in his role with Hunger Free Oklahoma to improve food security and health outcomes for Oklahomans.
Matthew earned a BS in Environmental Sustainability and is working towards a Masters in Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma.