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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 Four

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Yaceth Virgen It’s been four days since I have embarked on the National SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program known as CalFresh in California) Challenge and I have experienced hunger in a new way. As a child, I never experienced hunger first

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CalFresh Challenge: Day Three

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Yaceth Virgen Having my SNAP Challenge experience shared with my household has been somewhat of a challenge. We haven’t gone back to the grocery store from our first day; we have been maintaining our meals on the $43.00 we spent.

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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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