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September is Hunger Action Month

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Anti-hunger advocates from Santa Cruz County and across the country will be wearing orange on September 5th in an effort to raise awareness of the more than 50 million people in the US facing hunger—including 16.7 million children. It’s just

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Paper Plates Send Strong Message

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At a time when government is threatening to cut billions of dollars from food programs—even as poverty levels are increasing and food banks are serving more people than ever—the paper plate project creates awareness of the ongoing need. Part of

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CalFresh Forum Unites Central Coast Advocates

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The first Central Coast CalFresh Forum, convened by food banks serving Santa Cruz, San Benito and Monterey Counties, and other partners, was held on Friday, May 11, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church in Watsonville. More than 100 tri-county

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CalFresh Coordinators Convene in Capitol

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As many Santa Cruz County residents struggled to make ends meet in 2010, an estimated $47.5 million in benefits designed to increase their food purchasing power never arrived. Those are the additional funds that low-income county residents would have received if

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