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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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September is Hunger Action Month

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  Right here in Santa Cruz County, hunger affects 1 in 4 children every day. Our neighborhood children are skipping meals because their families do not have adequate resources.Hunger Action Month is a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action

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CalFresh Challenge: Day Seven

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Yaceth Virgen In November 2013, the government will cut SNAP benefits for all recipients. These cuts will be $36 for a family of four, dropping the average benefit per person per meal to under $1.40. I had ease of mind

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