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Modest Efforts Could Trigger Major Help for the Hungry

Lupe Covarrubias, Monterey County Health Dept. Nutrition Programs

The community room went dark and all 100+ people in attendance listened as a series of phone calls to the Food Bank hotline filled the room–voices calling for help. Voices of hunger. It was a powerful reminder of the reason

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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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