Tag Archives: Food Stamps

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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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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Food Stamp Cuts to Hit 270,000 in San Diego County

By Susan Murphy Nearly 270,000 people across San Diego County who rely on food stamps, called CalFresh in California, to buy groceries and meals will see their benefits cut 5 percent on Friday. The monthly benefits for a family of … 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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City Heights Farmers Market Celebrates Five Years, but Not Without Some Bumps

At the farmers market in City Heights, customers are able to use food stamps to purchase their fruits and vegetables. It’s a helping hand for the customers and a boon for the farmers. | Photo Credit: Sam Hodgson By Bianca … 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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State Patches Hole in Nutrition Funding Left by Fiscal Cliff Deal

City Heights mother Latonya Frazier has started substituting healthier ingredients in her soul food recipes, thanks to nutrition education from the Network for a Healthy California. Federal funding for the program was cut in January’s fiscal cliff deal. | Photo … Continue reading

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Tweet City Heights: The Candidates On Making SD Bike, Pedestrian Friendly

By Megan Burks Mayoral Candidates Debate Making San Diego Bike, Pedestrian Friendly Candidates for mayor Carl DeMaio and Bob Filner squared off in a debate Wednesday hosted by local bike and pedestrian advocacy groups. The candidates discussed how they would … Continue reading

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