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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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Tough Decisions in Hard Times

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Thousands of people in our community are going through hard times. For some, having a hard time might mean not having enough money to buy an extra toy for their kids or an extra pair of shoes. Unfortunately, for some,

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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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Empty Plate Campaign Sends Message to Congress

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September is Hunger Action Month and people across the country concluded a month’s worth of advocacy and awareness initiatives with a project using simple paper plates to send a strong message to their representatives: Please do not cut federal nutrition programs at a time when poverty in the U.S. is growing. A new study by the [...]

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