Food Security Resources

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:

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gene Perry joined OK Policy in January 2011. 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. Gene also serves on the board of the Oklahoma Sustainability Network, is a trustee of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, is a member of Investigative Reporters and Editors, and has chaired the communications advisory committee for the State Priorities Partnership, a nationwide network of state fiscal policy think tanks. He lives in Tulsa with his wife Kara Joy McKee, who is a Tulsa City Councilor.

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