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May 2014 - CalFresh Awareness Month
 

What

CalFresh Awareness Month is a comprehensive effort across Los Angeles County to increase access and participation in food assistance, reduce hunger and promote good nutrition.

The partnership included the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Department of Public Social Services, various community partners, the United States Department of Agriculture- Food and Nutrition Services, and the California Department of Social Services.  Together, these partners raise awareness through community events and activities regarding the availability of CalFresh.


Why

Most people don't know CalFresh is the new name for Food Stamps in California.

CalFresh is critical to good nutrition for many families. This program increases household food budgets, allowing families to put healthy and nutritious food on the table. However, by some estimates, only half of those eligible for CalFresh in L.A. County are receiving benefits.

As a community, together we can increase public awareness of CalFresh. And now, CalFresh is just a click away. Visit us online at www.dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov to complete an application today!


CalFresh Collaborative
  • 211 LA County
  • California Association of Food Banks (CAFB)
  • California Department of Social Services (CDSS)
  • California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA)
  • California LifeLine Program
  • CareMore
  • Catholic Charities
  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  • Chivas USA
  • City Los Angeles Community Development Department (CDD)
  • City of Los Angeles
  • City of Los Angeles Department of Aging
  • City of Los Angeles Public Library
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Health Services (DHS)
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health
  • County of Los Angeles Public Library
  • County of Los Angeles Department of Public Social Services (DPSS)
  • County of Los Angeles, Community and Senior Services (CSS)
  • Covina-Valley USD
  • Daughters of Charity Ministry Services Corporation
  • El Monte City School District (EMCSD) Network for a Healthy California
  • FAME Renaissance
  • Island Pacific
  • Lawndale Elementary School District
  • Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic

  • Gonzalez Northgate Markets
  • Harbor Interfaith Services
  • Hunger Action Los Angeles (HALA)
  • Los Angeles Regional Foodbank (LARF)
  • Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)
  • Los Angeles Unified School Discrict, Network for a Healthy California
  • Maternal and Child Health Access (MCHA)
  • Meet Each Need with Dignity (MEND)
  • Network for a Healthy California
  • Public Counsel
  • Public Health Foundation Enterprises WIC Program (PHFE-WIC)
  • San Gabriel Valley Consortium on Homelessness
  • Santa Monica Farmers' Markets
  • South Los Angeles Health Projects – WIC
  • Southern California Gas, CARE program
  • St. Francis Center
  • St. Vincent Center
  • Superior Grocers
  • Sustainable Economic Enterprises of Los Angeles (SEE-LA)
  • University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
  • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Services (USDA-FNS)
  • University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE)
  • Westside Food Bank
  • WISE & Healthy Aging
Past CalFresh Awareness Campaigns
 

May 2012

flyers (english/español) partners departmental press release supervisorial press releases public charge press releases

May 2011

Board of Supervisors Proclamation
The County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors proclaimed May 2011 as CalFresh Awareness Month in support of the state-wide effort to encourage healthy eating.
Watch video , view pictures, or read the press release.
CalFresh Awareness Month Kick off at Maywood Elementary
County of Los Angeles DPSS Director Philip Browning joined Public Health Director and Health Officer Dr. Jonathan Fielding at the CalFresh Awareness Month Kick-off event at Maywood Elementary. The day's event drew attention to the critical role that CalFresh plays in helping struggling families to keep nutritious foods on their table. By increasing access and participation in CalFresh food assistance, DPSS seeks to reduce food insecurity in the second largest and most populated County in the nation.
Watch video , view pictures, or read the press release.
Public Charge Forum at Huntington Park Farmers' Market
In Los Angeles County, federal, state, and local agencies joined in a forum set to dispel misperceptions that applying for CalFresh will impact a legal immigrant's permanent U.S. resident status.
View pictures or read the press release.
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