Archive for February, 2016

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the country : February 27, 2016

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the country By JANNA KELLEY OSU Extension Educator Read this story on the Ada News. For some people, being hungry simply means it has been a few hours since their last meal. Unfortunately, many Oklahomans struggle with hunger every single day. Oklahoma has significantly higher food insecurity than the national average. Currently, the state ranks 10th in the nation for food insecurity. There are more than 656,000 Oklahomans struggling with food insecurity…

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The free market provides a lot of calories in Tulsa, but little nutrition : February 21, 2016

By SAMUEL HARDIMAN Tulsa World Business Writer Click here to read this story on the Tulsa World website. A man pulled a dolly across the quarter-mile racetrack that is 49th Street just off Memorial Drive on Monday night. The dolly carried a box topped with a loaf of bread. Behind him, back across the potholed, sidewalk-free stretch ringed by middle- to low-income apartments, more people got out of their cars to receive food from the Common Ground Church at the…

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Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma receives “top notch” national recognition : February 17, 2016

By MIKE AVERILL World Staff Writer The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma has been ranked among the top charities in the country by Charity Navigator, an online charity assessment service. Each year, Charity Navigator ranks charities based on financial indicators and metrics of accountability and transparency. The food bank received a score of 99.78 out of a possible 100, placing it at No. 10 on the website’s “10 Top Notch Charities” list. “We are so proud to have made…

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Non-Profits, Businesses Serve Valentine’s Day Lunch To Tulsans In Need : February 11, 2016

BY: NEWSON6.COM Click here to read this story on News On 6. Several local non-profits and businesses teamed up to give those in need a special Valentine’s Day meal. Thursday, almost 400 people were served a Valentine’s Day-themed lunch at Tulsa’s Day Center for the Homeless. The meals were provided by the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Schusterman Family Foundation. “Sometimes, on Valentine’s Day, a lot of people stay by themselves, and this was created in order…

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