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Child Food Insecurity

  Oklahoma(State) Canadian County
Year 2014 2015 2014 2015
Food insecurity rate 23.8% 22.6% 18.9% 17.7%
Food insecure Children 226,390 216,980 6,190 5,950
Program eligibility among food insecure children:        
Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level) 35% 34% 48% 49%
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 65% 66% 52% 51%
 
  Cleveland County Kingfisher County
Year 2014 2015 2014 2015
Food insecurity rate 20.4% 19.0% 18.0% 16.9%
Food insecure Children 12,270 11,550 740 690
Program eligibility among food insecure children:        

Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level)

44% 44% 37% 50%
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 56% 56% 63% 50%
 
  Lincoln County Logan County
Year 2014 2015 2014 2015
Food insecurity rate 24.1% 22.6% 20.1% 18.9%
Food insecure Children 2,060 1,930 2,120 1,970
Program eligibility among food insecure children:        
Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level) 27% 28% 38% 35%
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 73% 72% 62% 66%
 
  Oklahoma County Pottawatomie County
Year 2014 2015 2014 2015
Food insecurity rate 22.6% 21.4% 25.6% 23.8%
Food insecure Children 42,810 41,310 4,460 4,150
Program eligibility among food insecure children:        
Income-eligible for nutrtion programs (incomes at or below 185% poverty level) 35% 36% 31% 32%
Likely ineligible for federal nutrition programs (incomes above 185% of poverty) 65% 64% 69% 69%

Source: Feeding America: Map the Meal Gap, Childhood Food Insecurity in Oklahoma, 2014 & 2015