Cal Fresh Awareness Month

Cal Fresh Awareness
Cal Fresh Awareness

Food Stamps, SNAP, Cal-Fresh . . .
All different names for the same thing : letting low-income people purchase food, fresh food, frozen food, fruits and vegetables, milk and juices and meats to stay alive, alert and to keep on going while they experience the type of poverty that would keep them choosing:
Food or electricity.
Food or medication.
Food or new shoes.

Cal Fresh Awareness

Who needs Cal-Fresh?
Fixed income Grandmas and Grandpas
Single parents
The underpaid employees
The Under-employed
Families who are fostering children to save them from the streets
Families living in the streets

Nearly 72 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children; more than one-quarter of participants are in households with seniors or people with disabilities.

—– is it a good program or just tossing money in the trash? —- SNAP and other nutrition programs have helped make severe hunger in America rare.  Before the late 1960s, when the federal government began providing nutrition assistance, hunger and severe malnutrition could be found in many low-income communities in the United States. Today, in large part because of these programs, such severe conditions are no longer found in large numbers.

To promote efficiency, SNAP has one of the most rigorous quality control systems of any public benefit program.  Its error rates stand at record lows; fewer than 2 percent of SNAP benefits are issued to households that do not meet all of the program’s eligibility requirements.

Giving low income people the purchasing power to buy food keeps them from depending so much on School Lunches and Food Banks.


MEND Poverty (Meet Each Need with Dignity)  in Pacoima is doing an outreach attempt to enroll participants in the program.

Published by Homeless

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One thought on “Cal Fresh Awareness Month

  1. The main issue with the food stamp/ebt program is that the benefits ought be paid as cold hard cash and not limited to food purchases. If the monthly benefit amount is $200/month it cost’s the taxpayer the same if that’s spent on food or any other item. I should not be penalized for frugal shopping in my food purchases where I could regularly have $50-75/mo left over. instead I ought be rewarded for being frugal and allowed to put that $50-75/mo toward improving my situation such as saving it toward a deposit on housing or paying for education.

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