ADVOCATE FOR OKLAHOMA'S HUNGRY
It takes more than food to fight hunger. Help us raise awareness about the reality of hunger in Oklahoma and advocate for legislation that addresses the many factors that contribute to food insecurity. Together, we can make a difference.
THE FARM BILL
The proposed 2018 Farm Bill failed to move forward in the House of representatives. It was defeated largely over a failure to reach a compromise on immigration, so the issue will come up again. Read this op-ed in the Tulsa World from several key leaders in the hunger relief movement in Oklahoma, including Food Bank Executive Director, Eileen Bradshaw. It illustrates the importance of the Farm Bill to people who are food insecure, and why your voice is so important.
Sign this letter urging Congress to ensure the Farm Bill reduces hunger in America.
Hunger Action Day 2018 was February 14 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Click here for pictures on flickr.
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 policy agenda.
It takes more than food to fight hunger. For information on the issue of national hunger, please visit the Feeding America website at feedingamerica.org.
To become an Advocate click here.
Sign this letter urging Congress to support increased funding for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP).
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.
YOUR VOTE COUNTS
Click here to find your federal and state Oklahoma representatives.
Click here for access to the online voter tool. Confirm your voter registration, your polling place, view sample ballots, and track absentee ballots.
Click here to access the Oklahoma Voter Registration form.
If you want to receive a ballot in the mail for every election you’re eligible to vote in, fill out this application too.
Sign up for the Advocacy Newsletter and other updates from the Oklahoma food banks.
Click here to view past issues of the monthly newsletter and action alerts
For information or assistance on current advocacy efforts in Oklahoma please contact
Effie Craven, our State Advocacy & Public Policy Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 405-600-3129