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New Hope for the New Year

Outreach team at PVUSD round-up

Hope is what Javier is feeling after a long struggle to get CalFresh benefits for his family. Javier’s struggle began in June 2014. Although he was working, he wasn’t making a lot of money and his family was suffering from

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Raising Awareness About Hunger

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Our focus during Hunger Action Month is to raise awareness about hunger and the working poor. New important data via the Census Bureau annual poverty release shows that although the poverty rate may have fallen modestly in 2013, the nation

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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

Second Harvest staff wears orange for Hunger Action Month

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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