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Poverty & Economic Opportunity

Featured Report
October 19th, 2015
1 in 6

Did you know that 1 in 6 Oklahomans lived in poverty last year (annual income below $23,850 for a family of four)? Based on recently-released Census Bureau data, OK Policy’s 2014 Poverty Profile breaks down what poverty looks like in our state… Read more

Recent Articles & Reports
November 24th, 2015
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[Download this fact sheet as a pdf.] [Find more OK Policy resources about food security.] The holiday season is a time when many of use will share feasts with our loved ones. Yet hundreds of thousands of Oklahoma still don’t always know where their next meal will come from. Not having enough to eat impacts Oklahomans of all ages, but it  Continue Reading »

November 24th, 2015
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Key Facts As of 2013, an estimated 654,640 Oklahomans are food-insecure, which means that they don’t have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle. Oklahomans are more likely to be food-insecure than most Americans, and many chronic diseases and health conditions related to food insecurity are very common in Oklahoma. More than 1 in 4 Oklahoma children rely  Continue Reading »

November 23rd, 2015
grandpa and aaron

Camille Landry is a writer, activist, and social justice advocate who lives in Oklahoma City.  This post is part of our “Neglected Oklahoma” series, which tells the stories of Oklahomans in situations where the basic necessities of life are hard to come by.  These are real people and their stories are true (names have been changed to protect privacy). Head east  Continue Reading »