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Learn. Act. Advocate.

Each year, Oklahoma Food Banks evaluate the impact of hunger in our state and craft policy priorities and positions that address the root causes of hunger and poverty in Oklahoma and advance food security. Our policy priorities set a vision for local, state and federal leaders on what is needed to end chronic hunger and put more Oklahomans on the path to self-sufficiency. With your advocacy and support, we can bring food security, with dignity, to all eastern Oklahomans.

For questions or to get involved, contact Bailey Perkins Wright, State Advocacy and Public Policy Director, bwright@okfoodbank.org

Advocacy Fellowship

The Advocacy and Public Policy Department of Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma hosts a semester long, paid fellowship program designed for undergraduate, recent graduate (within a year of completion), and graduate students attending Oklahoma colleges and universities within the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metropolitans.

 

Oklahoma Food Banks select a student within the Oklahoma City metro to work up to 25 hours a week at Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during the spring and a student from the Tulsa metro at Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma in the fall.

 

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month (HAM)! HAM is the Feeding America network’s nationwide campaign during September designed to mobilize the public to take action on the issue of hunger. The campaign brings attention to the reality of food insecurity in the United States and promotes ways for people to get involved in the movement to help end hunger. Hunger Action Day® (HAD), which is often the 2nd Thursday in September, is a day where efforts across the country are focused for greater impact.

For more information about Hunger Action Month or to get involved, contact Bailey Perkins Wright, State Advocacy and Public Policy Director – bwright@okfoodbank.org | 405-600-3175

September is
Hunger Action Month
We can end hunger one step at a time.

 

Anti-Hunger Day at the Capitol

Anti-Hunger Day at the Capitol was a day for food security advocates to connect with state lawmakers and discuss hunger in Oklahoma. In years past, all hunger fighters join us at the Oklahoma State Capitol to meet with lawmakers and share ideas on sustainable policy solutions that help more Oklahomans keep food on the table. During Anti-Hunger Day, we provided training to walk you through what to expect at the capitol, the issues we discuss with our lawmakers and answer any questions you may have. Due to COVID protocols, in March, 2022, we hosted a virtual event with lawmakers, pantry partners, and coalition members. Anti-Hunger Day at the Capitol is free and open to any person or organization to participate with us.

For more information about Hunger Action Month or to get involved, contact Bailey Perkins Wright, State Advocacy and Public Policy Director – bwright@okfoodbank.org | 405-600-3175

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