Food Security Resources

Photo by m. / CC BY-NC 2.0
Photo by m. / CC BY-NC 2.0

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 on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) to get enough to eat.

Check out our other resources on hunger in Oklahoma, including:


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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