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Need for food in Oklahoma evident in not only numbers but personal needs

Hunger continues to a pressing issue in Oklahoma

Oklahoman Modified: July 11, 2010 at 8:08 am •  Published: July 11, 2010

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Below is food distributed by the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma during the last 10 Fiscal Years.

Get past the child's peach-fuzz cheeks and the senior's well-lined brow. Listen to how the stomach of each rumbles like a distant thunderstorm.

Notice how the working mom is so helpful to customers and co-workers but never brings a lunch. There's not enough food to feed the children, much less the mother, so mom lovingly does without.

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by Bryan Painter
Assistant Local Editor
Bryan Painter, assistant local editor, has 31 years’ experience in journalism, including 22 years with the state's largest newspaper, The Oklahoman. In that time he has covered such events as the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah...
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