CalFresh Receipt Among Younger Californians Highlights the Problem of Child Poverty in Our State

Recently, we looked at county-by-county trends in the use of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, known as CalFresh in California. While more than one in 10 Californians received CalFresh overall in 2013, there is significant variation among counties. For example, in parts of the relatively wealthy Bay Area, just about 4┬ápercent of residents were enrolled in the program. But in San Bernardino County and many Central Valley communities, more than one in six people receive help buying groceries.  » Read more about: CalFresh Receipt Among Younger Californians Highlights the Problem of Child Poverty in Our State  »