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Oklahoma Watch-out: Hunger in Oklahoma

Panelists at a May 3rd, 2017 Oklahoma Watch-Out forum on the state of "Hunger in Oklahoma."
Patrick Roberts
Panelists at a May 3rd, 2017 Oklahoma Watch-Out forum on the state of "Hunger in Oklahoma."

Hunger and food insecurity are practically interchangeable terms used to describe the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food. According to figures released by the United States Department of Agriculture, the prevalence of food insecurity in Oklahoma between 2014 and 2015, though declining… was nevertheless higher than the national average. 

On this week’s KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee showcase we explore the topic of food insecurity in Oklahoma by way of a May 3rd public forum put together by the non-partisan journalism organization, Oklahoma Watch. The event features Hunger Free Oklahoma Exectutive Director, Chris Bernard; Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma CEO Katie Fitzgerald; and Leon Hill, the Executive Director of Operations for Oklahoma City Schools. Moderating the event was Oklahoma Watch Executive Editor David Fritze.

Oklahoma Watch is a non-profit organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism on important public-policy issues facing the state. Oklahoma Watch is non-partisan and strives to be balanced, fair, accurate and comprehensive. The reporting project collaborates on occasion with other news outlets. Topics of particular interest include poverty, education, health care, the young and the old, and the disadvantaged.
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