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The CalFresh Food Assistance Program

By Caroline Danielson, Daniel Tan

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—called CalFresh in California and sometimes known as food stamps—is the largest food assistance program ...


Counting California: Challenges for the 2020 Census

By Sarah Bohn, Eric McGhee, Lynette Ubois

Mar 28, 2020 ... The state relies on these funds for a broad array of programs such as Medi-Cal, food stamps/CalFresh, low-income housing vouchers, ...



Inflation Is Undercutting Pandemic-Era Increases in Food Assistance. Tess Thorman, Eliana Blachman ... School Meals May Help Families Fight Food Inflation.

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Federal Funds and California’s Budget

By Patrick Murphy

Apr 9, 2018 ... For instance, food stamps—known by its federal moniker as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and as CalFresh here in ...

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Examining the Federal EITC’s Impact on Poverty

By Tess Thorman, Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn

Jan 25, 2018 ... This reduction in poverty makes the EITC nearly comparable to CalFresh (formerly known as food stamps), the safety net program that keeps ...


Geography of Child Poverty in California

By Caroline Danielson, Sarah Bohn

... largest safety net programs: CalFresh (the state's food stamps program, ... or SNAP); CalWORKs (the state's cash assistance program for families with ...


Geography of Child Poverty in California

... the following safety net programs: CalFresh (California's food stamps program, ... Assistance for Needy Families or TANF); General Assistance (GA); the ...