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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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Hunger Action Day at Second Harvest

Second Harvest staff wears orange for Hunger Action Month

On Aug. 31, 1964 President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Food Stamp (CalFresh) Act into law.  As it has for 50 years, the program continues to help millions of families combat hunger and malnutrition. We encourage you to help us end

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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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