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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 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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Food Stamps: A True Safety Net

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They are the family behind you in line at Safeway, or the senior buying greens at the farmers’ market.  They are one of the 15% of Americans on SNAP, the federal nutrition program formerly known as food stamps. SNAP, or

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Anti-Hunger Advocates Call for Action in Sacramento

The California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC) and anti-hunger advocates from across the state traveled to Sacramento on May 17th to educate our legislators and senators about the issue of hunger and advocate for anti-hunger legislation. A group of over twenty people from the Central Coast made the journey. Just one week later, on June 1st, [...]

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