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A statewide program helps improve the lives of first-time mothers and their children

A statewide program helps improve the lives of first-time mothers and their children

Oklahoma’s Children First partners with first-time, low-income moms and families to build safe, stable, healthy homes for children.

(Cover design: Christopher Street / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Poverty impacts disproportionate number of OKC residents

“If we aren’t willing to confront that we have suffering right under our noses, we are doing a huge disservice to our fellow citizens,” Mélon said.

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Food Briefs: Mama Sinmi’s Chop House, farmers markets, The R&J Lounge and Supper Club and more

Mama Sinmi’s Chop House closes, SNAP users benefit at farmers markets, The R&J Lounge and Supper Club hosts Independence Day festivities and The Red Cup Supper Club plans vegan dinner with peaches.

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 After announcing his bid for Tom Coburn’s soon-to-be vacant senate seat, local Tea Partiers (not to be confused with “partiers”) launched an all-out assault on the fiery, redheaded Republican U.S. Representative of Oklahoma’s 5th District. Apparently, gutting SNAP food stamp benefits, blaming gun violence on “welfare moms” and believing it should be legal to fire

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The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma reports that “more than 675,000 Oklahomans [more than the population of Oklahoma City] are at risk of going hungry every day” and that “one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger.” That’s why continued funding of food stamps is critical for Oklahomans. The majority of food stamp recipients

Hungry? Get in line

At least that’s the perception a lot of folks are getting since House members voted to slice $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Commonly known as food stamps, the SNAP decision by the GOP-controlled House would cause 3.8 million people to lose benefits while another 850,000 people would have their assistance reduced.

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, sometimes referred to as food stamps, helps more than 600,000 low-income households statewide purchase food, but it can be hard to find nutritious fare in the heart of Oklahoma City, said Urban Agrarian founder Matthew Burch. “We’re located in an urban area of Oklahoma City where SNAP-eligible families don’t have

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