Upcoming Event: Oklahoma Food Security Summit, October 30

oklahoma food security summitOn October 30, 2015, the Oklahoma Food Security Summit will convene at Tulsa Community College’s Northeast Campus (3727 E. Apache Street, Tulsa, OK 74115). From 8:30am to 5:30pm, national, state, tribal, and local food policy experts and community members will assess conditions leading to food insecurity in Oklahoma; create solutions; and form a pathway to action. Sessions range from the USDA’s Promise Zones to seed saving. You can learn about more of the Summit’s sessions here.

A networking reception featuring tastings with local chefs at the Oklahoma Food Project Photo Gallery will follow through 7pm.

The Summit is coordinated by the Tulsa Food Security Council, which works to build healthier communities through dialogue, education, and collaboration. Attendance is free, and attendees can register here. For more information, contact Katie Plohocky at healthycommunitystore@gmail.com or at (918) 346-3788.


Carly Putnam joined OK Policy in January 2014. She previously worked as an OK Policy intern. A Kansas City native, Carly graduated from the University of Tulsa in December 2013 with a BA in Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies. As a student, she was a participant in the National Education for Women (N.E.W.) Leadership Institute and interned with Planned Parenthood. She is a graduate of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Nonprofit Management Certification Program, the Oklahoma Developmental Disabilities Council’s Partners in Policymaking program, and The Mine, a social entrepreneurship fellowship in Tulsa. She previously served as board president for United Campus Ministry at the University of Tulsa. At OK Policy, Carly supervises policy staff and conducts research focusing on health care and the safety net.

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