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Chance Encounter at Second Harvest

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A new group of CalFresh eligibility workers for Santa Cruz County were on a tour of the food bank when they ran into Congressman Sam Farr meeting with local members of the Sierra Club. It wasn’t just a great photo

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Hunger Worker Weighs in on Proposed SNAP Cuts

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One of our volunteers asked to share their message to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo regarding looming cuts to SNAP. As a supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County, I oppose any effort to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

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Nutrition Assistance Cuts Target Most Vulnerable

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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known as CalFresh in California, is facing cuts again. Any reduction in benefits would deal a serious blow to low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities suffering from food insecurity. In March, more than 1,000

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Raising Awareness About Hunger

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Our focus during Hunger Action Month is to raise awareness about hunger and the working poor. New important data via the Census Bureau annual poverty release shows that although the poverty rate may have fallen modestly in 2013, the nation

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