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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

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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

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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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CalFresh Challenge: Day One

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Second Harvest CalFresh Outreach Workers, Luisa, Sandra and Yaceth have begun taking the CalFresh Challenge. Here, Yaceth and Luisa share the experience of menu planning and grocery shopping within their new budget constraints. Yaceth Virgen My Name is Yaceth Virgen

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