Help families stay food secure during COVID-19 and beyond.
Below are the the ways libraries are leading the fight against hunger.
Share COVID-19 Food Resources
Promote Summer Meals
Connect with Hunger Free Oklahoma
Many families will need additional assistance to weather COVID-19 and its after-effects.
Hunger Free Oklahoma has produced several resources to help families and community partners connect to food assistance and hunger fighting strategies.
Please share and link these webpages on your library website:
This page has useful information for families in need including a food resource map, updates and information on new benefits and assistance programs, and links to other useful websites and resource lists.
This map helps families quickly and easily find child meal sites for summer meals. This resource is the most up-to-date meal site locator available in the state.
Help families find additional food resources in your community with the Community Food Resource map which includes food pantries and other food resources by county.
Hunger Free Oklahoma launched a new school website to support districts and educational partners in the fight for food security in Oklahoma. Please share this resource with any school contacts that you may have.
Connect patrons to grocery assistance like SNAP and WIC.
Share www.hungerfreeok.org/groceries for patrons to learn more about these valuable resources and/or apply on their own.
Promoting SNAP during COVID-19 is simple! We’ve made it as easy as 1-2-3.
Invite your staff and families to learn more by visiting www.hungerfreeok.org/groceries, a new webpage to help individuals and families apply for grocery assistance.
Coming soon! Unlock free online training. Learn more about EBT grocery programs and their benefits for your community, how to talk to patrons about SNAP and WIC, and how to help them apply. To learn more and request training, complete this form!
Consider becoming a Summer or Afterschool Meal site
- Partner with local organizations to serve more meals!
- In addition to serving meals at schools, school districts currently have the flexibility to operate grab-and-go sites at locations throughout the community like churches, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, parks, libraries, etc. Working with community organizations, school districts, or other Summer Meal sponsors can increase the sustainability and reach of this important program throughout the summer.