Now is the Time to Act

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families make ends meet by stretching their grocery budgets. Sometimes called “food stamps,” those few SNAP dollars every week make all the difference in the world when it comes to putting nutritious meals on the table.

Massive budget cuts to programs helping people who struggle with hunger could be caused by the federal legislative process that is unfolding. Recent Congressional budget proposals could result in some of the most dramatic cuts to food assistance programs like SNAP in decades.

SNAP is the single largest program aimed at curbing hunger. This one program puts food 150317-fa-me-0739-1024x653into the hands of 41 million Americans, almost half of them under the age of 18.  Urge the Senate to Stop dramatic cuts to food assistance that would put millions more at risk of hunger. Turning our backs on children, seniors and families without enough to eat is simply wrong.  Tell your Senators that you expect them to vote against any budget that slashes food assistance for hungry children, seniors and families.


According to Emily Pickren of FRAC (Food Research and Action Center), “The budget inflicts harm on children, seniors, people with disabilities, working families earning low wages, and people struggling with unemployment, as well as on the nation’s economic, fiscal, and civic well-being. As House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) said last December in his report summarizing two years of SNAP hearings in the Committee: ‘We can all agree that no one ought to go hungry in America, and SNAP is essential in protecting the most vulnerable citizens during tough times.’ The Budget Committee rejects that statement.”

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Look at these graphics that help demonstrate how congressional legislation affects hunger relief programs for Oklahomans. Make sure your representatives know how important the issues surrounding these laws are to you.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) helps families make ends meet by stretching their grocery budgets. Sometimes called “food stamps,” those few SNAP dollars every week make all the difference in the world when it comes to putting nutritious meals on the table.

Urge your member of Congress to visit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
using this form on the Feeding America website.

Many Oklahoma veterans struggle with hunger. Click here to find out more about Food Security among Military Service Members and Veterans from Effie Craven, who serves as the State Advocacy and Public Policy Director for Oklahoma Food Banks.


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Read the White House Report “Long Term Benefits of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program” released in December 2015.



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Hunger Action Day 2017

Hunger Action Day 2017 was a success! The Oklahoma Food Banks participated in Hunger Action Day because it takes more than food to fight hungerView pictures here.

Advocates from across the state came together to talk with state legislators about the issue of hunger in Oklahoma, and to encourage policy decisions that address the many factors that contribute to food insecurity. View our advocacy statement.


It takes more than food to fight hunger. For information on the issue of national hunger, please visit the Feeding America website at

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∙ 06/18/2015 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy: Child Nutrition Reauthorization
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For information or assistance on current advocacy efforts in Oklahoma please contact
Effie Craven, our State Advocacy & Public Policy Director, at or 405-600-3129