Big Town Problems, Small Town Resources

Children receive food from the Afton Housing Authority Afton, like many rural Oklahoma towns, has clear age lines, visible signs of decay. As local economies evolved from small towns toward urban centers, the hollowed-out remnants of small-town buildings that have ceased to operate, linger as a visible reminder of past...

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Langley Looks to a Hunger-Free Summer for Kids

Langley, Oklahoma sits at the mouth of Grand Lake, and is the gateway to the longest multi-arch dam in the world. In contrast, according to librarian and summer feeding coordinator, Jeanie Norman, the Langley Public Library is one of the smallest in the state. It serves a little town whose...

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Families Facing Hard Times Carry On: Meet Stephanie

  Some families seem to endure more hardship than others, and each person handles trauma to the best of their ability. Stephanie’s husband was killed when her daughter was just four years old. Since then, she has lived with her parents while raising her daughter. The four of them live...

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Thanksgiving Meals: Something to Celebrate

The holidays can be an especially stressful time for many as the pressure to provide food for family members is amplified. Thanksgiving may seem more like an added burden rather than a family celebration. But each year, the Food Bank strives to change that. One program to help support families...

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Hunger Stories: Mobile Eatery Brings Summer Smiles

Summer Is Stressful for Too Many Children This year the Food Bank is hosting 72 summer feeding sites across eastern Oklahoma through a variety of programs. There is nothing like the sight of children’s excitement when they see the Mobile Eatery rolling into place. Click here for more information about...

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Hunger Stories: 2 Thanksgiving Stories

Thanks to so many gifts this holiday season, the Food Bank was able to help families that struggle to put food on the table during holidays and everyday. We would like to tell you just two of those stories. Lani the Eager Volunteer Lani came to the Food Bank with...

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