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Hunger Action Month Wrap Up

Sandra Lopez Varela, Joe Pirmann, Bob Cadwalader, Joel Campos of Second Harvest receiving Proclamation from City of Watsonville Mayor Pro Tempore, Felipe Hernandez

The following is a message from Joel Campos, Second Harvest’s Senior Manager, Outreach & Advocacy. As Hunger Action Month draws to a close, you are all probably tired of being bombarded with blogs, Facebook postings, Twitter messages, and calls-to-action from

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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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Thoughts about the CalFresh Challenge

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Below is a final update from Suzanne Willis, Second Harvest’s Development and Marketing Officer, after finishing her  5-day CalFresh Challenge. You can read her previous blogs here: Day One and Day Four. The five days of my CalFresh Challenge are over and I have

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CalFresh: The First Line of Defense Against Hunger

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The CalFresh Program (previously known as food stamps) became part of American life 50 years ago when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Food Stamp Act into law on Aug. 31, 1964. As part of the war on poverty, CalFresh

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