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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.

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.  Turning our backs on children, seniors and families without enough to eat is simply wrong.

Look here to see how many ways SNAP supports people, and brings in much needed income to our Oklahoma economy.

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US Reps by Zip and link to Senators from OK:
http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/
http://www.senate.gov/states/OK/intro.htm

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


TAKE ACTION

Committees in the House and Senate are in the early stages of work on the next Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is a critical piece of legislation that helps greatly reduce hunger in America. It ensures several vital programs are in place to help put food on the table for hundreds of thousands of hungry Oklahomans. Click here to learn how the Farm Bill supports Oklahoma.

We need your help! Please let your legislators know that you are concerned about children, 071814_Portland_FeedingAmerica_0111 working families, seniors, and veterans in your community who struggle to get enough to eat.

Please join both Oklahoma food banks, and other partners across the state and sign this letter asking our legislators to support a Farm Bill that reduces hunger in America and supports agriculture, a mainstay of the Oklahoma economy. Individual advocates and partner programs, sign here. Mayors, sign here

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

Save the Date

Hunger Action Day 2018 is February 14 at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
More information coming soon.


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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.


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.

Learn about current issues and read our research:  
Check out the new 2017 quick facts!
Click here to read the new 2017 report on Food Deserts
Congressional District 1  |  Congressional District 2  | Congressional District 3 Congressional District 4  | Congressional District 5 |  U.S. Senate

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.


Hunger Action Day

Save the Date
Hunger Action Day 2018 is February 14 at the Oklahoma State Capitol.
More information coming soon.

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.

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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.

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12/23/2015 | Take Action
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∙ 10/30/2015 | Legislative Updates
∙ 09/29/2015 | September is Hunger Action Month
∙ 07/23/2015 | Let’s Wage War on Hunger, Not the Hungry
∙ 06/18/2015 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy: Child Nutrition Reauthorization
∙ 05/13/2015 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy: Older Americans Month
∙ 04/15/2015 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy: School Lunches
∙ 03/23/2015 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy: March Newsletter
∙ 02/26/2015 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy February Newsletter
∙ 01/13/2015 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy
∙ 12/09/2014 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy
∙ 11/17/2014 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy
∙ 10/22/2014 | October Newsletter
∙ 09/23/2014 | Oklahoma Food Advocacy

For information or assistance on current advocacy efforts in Oklahoma please contact
Effie Craven, our State Advocacy & Public Policy Director, at ecraven@regionalfoodbank.org or 405-600-3129