Tag Archives: CalFresh

Coalition Wants 100% Enrollment in Safety Net Programs by 2020

By Megan Burks San Diego labor, faith and community groups gathered Saturday at the County Administration Center to demand the county achieve 100 percent enrollment in federal social safety-net programs by 2020. The group calls itself the Invest in San Diego Families … Continue reading

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New Law Helps Families Stretch Food Dollars

By Patty Lane, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition interview here. A new California law will help low-income families stretch their food dollars with healthy food choices and support farmers by expanding their markets. … Continue reading

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Fighting the Summer Meal Gap with Food Stamps

On average, 70 percent of San Diego County children who receive free meals during the school year aren’t showing up to claim summer lunches provided by local school districts with funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. | Photo Credit: … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Cuts Could Hurt Local Farmers Market

The City Heights Farmers Market shattered expectations when it celebrated its fifth anniversary this summer. It was the first in the county to accept CalFresh, or food stamps, making it a success at a time when markets in low-income neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Emerald Commends Mayor for Apology

By Megan Burks Emerald Commends Mayor for Apology Councilwoman Marti Emerald released the following statement in response to an apology Mayor Bob Filner made for behaving inappropriately with female staffers and other women. “I commend Mayor Filner for the courage … Continue reading

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Bill Would Lift Food Stamps Ban for Drug Felons

By Megan Burks Bill Would Lift Food Stamps Ban for Felons, Aired on KPBS Radio July 12, 2013 [Audio clip: view full post to listen] In 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law a controversial and sweeping welfare reform bill … Continue reading

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Senate Farm Bill Would Hurt Some San Diego Seniors

By Megan Burks The U.S. Senate approved a farm bill Monday that would cut $4.1 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years, according to the Associated Press. The bill governs subsidies and insurance for farmers, conservation of farmlands … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: No More Fingerprinting for Food Stamps

By Megan Burks Governor Signs Bills Aimed at Reducing Hunger Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills yesterday aimed at reducing hunger. The new laws will make it easier to sign up for CalFresh, or food stamps, and create … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: CalFresh Challenge Raises Awareness for Hunger

By Megan Burks San Diego Veg Week and CalFresh Challenge Change Diets, Minds This week, San Diego social media let us in on a lot more than the usual “who went where with whom” status updates. I found out exactly … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: Study Calls for End to Food Stamps Fingerprinting

By Megan Burks Study Supports Ending Fingerprinting of Food Stamps Applicants A study by the Public Policy Institute of California gives ammunition to a bill that would end the state’s policy of fingerprinting food stamps applicants. The study confirms what … Continue reading

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