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Child Food Insecurity

Subject Oklahoma Canadian County
Year 2015 2016 2015 2016
Food insecurity rate 22.6% 22.7% 17.7% 17.9%
Food insecure Children 216,980 218,770 5,950 6,160
Program eligibility among food insecure children:  
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 34% 34% 49% 49%
Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level) 66% 66% 51% 51%
 
Subject Cleveland County Kingfisher County
Year 2015 2016 2015 2016
Food insecurity rate 19.0% 18.6% 16.9% 17.5%
Food insecure Children 11,550 11,350 690 730
Program eligibility among food insecure children:  
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 44% 46% 50% 42%
Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level) 56% 54% 50% 58%
 
Subject Lincoln County Logan County
Year 2015 2016 2015 2016
Food insecurity rate 22.6% 22.5% 18.9% 19.0%
Food insecure Children 1,930 1,920 1,970 2,030
Program eligibility among food insecure children:  
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 28% 30% 35% 33%
Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level) 72% 70% 66% 67%
 
Subject Oklahoma County Pottawatomie County
Year 2015 2016 2015 2016
Food insecurity rate 21.4% 21.7% 23.8% 23.3%
Food insecure Children 41,310 42,620 4,150 4,060
Program eligibility among food insecure children:  
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 36% 37% 32% 32%
Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level) 64% 63% 69% 68%

Source: Feeding America, Food Insecurity in the United States.