SNAP in Tulsa: Eileen Bradshaw

Eileen Bradshaw, the Executive Director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, discusses how essential the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to the population she serves – people who are productive citizens, but face low wages, unemployment, and disability. They need help to feed themselves and their families, and use SNAP as a ladder to economic security. She explains that even though the food bank does critical work for the community, it can’t take the place of the public safety net.

The SNAP in Tulsa videos were produced in cooperation with CAP Tulsa, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Community Health Connection and Warehouse Market, Inc.

CAP Tulsa is one of Oklahoma’s biggest anti-poverty agencies. Community Health Connection is a community clinic in Kendall-Whittier in N. Tulsa. Warehouse Market, Inc. is a chain of discount grocery stores in Tulsa with a large customer base of SNAP participants.