It may be surprising to learn, but hunger is a significant issue for many in the Tulsa area and beyond. In fact, Oklahoma ranks 6th (worst) in the nation for food insecurity. This means that many low-income families in our community experience "reduced quality or variety of meals and may have irregular food intake." (USDA).
For residents of poor areas of town, including North Tulsa, food insecurity is complicated by limited or no access to nearby food sources due to a lack of retail establishments in their area. Some families are forced to choose between food on the table and being able to pay rent, utilities or mortgages.