Boosting Participation in the Food Stamp Program

Getting more eligible Californians into the Food Stamp Program (FSP) is a win-win scenario for California: Food stamp benefits not only help struggling families, but they also help struggling local economies.

A new CBP report released today shows that although FSP enrollment has increased rapidly during the economic downturn, California historically has had a low participation rate, and the state still has many policies in place that impede access. We think the downturn makes it more important than ever for the state and counties to implement strategies to boost participation in the program.

— Scott Graves

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