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Third Annual CalFresh Forum

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On May 16th over 100 people attended the CalFresh Forum to learn more about increasing program participation on the local level. CalFresh, or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program as it is known nationally, serves as the first line of defense against

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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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CalFresh Challenge: Day Six

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Yaceth Virgen My perspective changed about the decisions that low-income Americans facing hunger must make. After living on a limited food budget this week, making the right choices about food costs wasn’t the only issue affecting my family. When my

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CalFresh Challenge: Day Five

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Yaceth Virgen Today was the first time I went grocery shopping since the Challenge started. The first time I had spent $43.00 and this time I just purchased items that would complete a meal. I spent only $9.99 on four

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