Food insecurity is on the rise in Tulsa. According to the Food Research and Action Center, Tulsa is among the top 20 statistical areas for food hardship, and ranked as eighth among cities with the highest rates of difficulty accessing affordable fresh fruits and vegetables. Every day, kids go to school hungry, obesity rates skyrocket, and heart disease looms ever larger.
Over 100 food pantries and soup kitchens work diligently to fight hunger in the city of Tulsa. While these agencies meet a life-threatening, immediate need, a new response is needed to address some of the gaps within the traditional food assistance system.
The response from Tulsa's Table grows from the understanding that all community members can become active participants in the journey from seed to table, and that empowered and educated people become self-sustaining, healthy citizens.