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CalFresh: The First Line of Defense Against Hunger

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The CalFresh Program (previously known as food stamps) became part of American life 50 years ago when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Food Stamp Act into law on Aug. 31, 1964. As part of the war on poverty, CalFresh

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Hunger Action Day at Second Harvest

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On Aug. 31, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Food Stamp (CalFresh) Act into law.  As it has for 50 years, the program continues to help millions of families combat hunger and malnutrition. We encourage you to help us end

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September is Hunger Action Month

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  Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in

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May is CalFresh Awareness Month

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The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has declared May as CalFresh Awareness Month.  CalFresh is a federally funded program that helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. During the month, activities throughout the county will

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