OK Childhood Food Security Coalition
The Oklahoma Childhood Food Security Coalition (CFSC) seeks to improve education and health outcomes for our state’s children by increasing awareness of and access to nourishing meals outside of school hours. Children who experience food insecurity may be a greater risk of truancy and school tardiness and when in school may be at a higher risk for behavioral and social difficulties. The Coalition is committed to addressing the issue of childhood food insecurity in Oklahoma through collaborative work with the State Department of Education to support its strategic plan initiative of increasing access to child nutrition by removing barriers to participation in food programs, part of the statewide ESSA plan, OK Edge.
Formed in 2016, the Coalition includes partners from food banks, school districts, youth development organizations, state agencies, Native American tribes, and advocacy organizations.
The Oklahoma Childhood Food Security Coalition exists to increase awareness of and access to nourishing meals outside of school hours for children across the state of Oklahoma.
The Mission of the Oklahoma Childhood Food Security Coalition is to facilitate sharing of best practices, foster networks and connections for childhood nutrition programs, and to promote and develop innovative solutions to increase capacity building and promote public outreach.
The coalition meets via Zoom on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30-11:00 AM.