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1 Food Security Committee State and County Baseline Data May 28, 2009

2 Food Security Food Security for a Household: Food Security for a Household: access by all members at all times to enough food for an active, healthy life, including at a minimum: ◦ Ready availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods; & ◦ Assured ability to acquire acceptable foods in reasonably acceptable ways. Food Insecurity for a Household: Food Insecurity for a Household: limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways. USDA – Economic Research Service –

3 Food security status of each household lies somewhere along a continuum divided into four ranges: Food security status of each household lies somewhere along a continuum divided into four ranges: ◦ High Food Security: no problems/anxiety regarding food; ◦ Marginal Food Security: had problems/anxiety at times, but quality, variety and quantity were not substantially reduced; ◦ Low Food Security: households reduced quality, variety & desirability of diets but quantity of food intake/normal eating patterns not substantially disrupted; & ◦ Very Low Food Security: eating patterns of one or more household members disrupted and food intake reduced because household lacked money/other resources for food. USDA – Economic Research Service –

4 How Are Food Security & Insecurity Measured? LEAST SEVERE: Was this statement often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months? “We worried about whether our food would run out before we got money to buy more.” SOMEWHAT MORE SEVERE: Was this statement often, sometimes, or never true for you in the last 12 months? “We couldn’t afford to eat balanced meals.” MIDRANGE SEVERE: In the last 12 months, did you ever cut the size of your meals or skip meals because there wasn’t enough money for food? MOST SEVERE: In the last 12 months, did you ever not eat for a whole day because there wasn’t enough money for food? In the last 12 months, did any of the children ever not eat for a whole day because there wasn’t enough money for food? USDA – Economic Research Service –

5 Food Insecurity Household Food Security in the U.S., 2007, Nov. 17, 2008,

6 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program November 2008

7 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program November Year SNAP Participation

8 Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program November 2008

9 Counties with Over 11% Eligible for SNAP but Not Participating ◦ Payne24.79% ◦ Cherokee21.96% ◦ Delaware16.26% ◦ Custer16.24% ◦ Texas15.97% ◦ Le Flore14.67% ◦ Bryan14.30% ◦ Pontotoc12.71% ◦ Lincoln11.87% ◦ Osage11.55% ◦ Creek11.17% Data from U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 3- Year Estimates. Analysis by the Food and Research Action Center. NOTE: Not all counties have reported their FPL to be included in this slide.

10 Temporary Aid to Needy Families November 2008

11 Temporary Aid to Needy Families November 2008

12 Temporary Aid to Needy Families November 2008

13 WIC – Women, Infants & Children Oklahoma State Department of Health, CY 2008

14 WIC – Women, Infants & Children

15 Percentage Free Student Meals (Below 130% Federal Poverty Level - FPL) Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Low Income Report for , 2/13/09

16 Percentage Reduced-Priced Student Meals (Between 130% and 185% FPL) Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Low Income Report for , 2/13/09

17 Percentage Low Income Students Oklahoma State Dept. of Education, Low Income Report for , 2/13/09

18 School Breakfast Program USDA – Food & Nutrition Service Program Data,

19 School Breakfast Program USDA – Food & Nutrition Service Program Data,

20 National School Lunch Program USDA – Food & Nutrition Service Program Data,

21 National School Lunch Program USDA – Food & Nutrition Service Program Data,

22 Summer Food Service Program USDA – Food & Nutrition Service Program Data,

23 Summer Food Service Program USDA – Food & Nutrition Service Program Data,

24 TEFAP: USDA Commodities TEFAP Distribution by County, Feeding America, report execution date: 5/12/2009

25 TEFAP: USDA Commodities TEFAP Distribution by County, Feeding America, report execution date 5/12/2009

26 Oklahoma Food Bank Network Pounds through April 30, 2009

27 Oklahoma Food Bank Network *People reached/week based on 2006 Hunger Study plus Programs reach #Based on monthly average of 2008 Agency Yearly Reporting.

28 Senior Nutrition Source: Oklahoma Department of Human Services,

29 Unemployment March 2009 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics Information and Analysis

30 5-Year Unemployment U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Local Area Unemployment Statistics Information and Analysis


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