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September is Hunger Action Month


  Right here in Santa Cruz County, hunger affects 1 in 4 children every day. Our neighborhood children are skipping meals because their families do not have adequate resources.Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action

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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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CalFresh Challenge: Day Four


Yaceth Virgen It’s been four days since I have embarked on the National SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as CalFresh in California) Challenge and I have experienced hunger in a new way. As a child, I never experienced hunger first

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Shopping Healthy on CalFresh


Shopping for healthy food on a CalFresh budget can be very challenging. The benefit amount ranges from $16-200 a month for one individual. Participants need to be extra careful and have precise calculating skills when they get ready for a

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