CalFresh offers entry to wholesome meals for 200,000 Riverside Counties

Valley News – Health Many people in Riverside County struggle to afford the cost of healthy groceries at the grocery store, and Marivel Castañeda has a simple message for them: “Go to GetCalFresh.org to see if you are eligible advises Castañeda, a community outreach worker with the Riverside County’s Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). “It only takes 10 minutes!” May was CalFresh awareness month. Poverty reduction advocates like Castañeda across the state highlight the critical contribution that California’s largest food aid program makes to people and communities. In Riverside County, CalFresh currently supplies nearly 200,000 children and adults and, according to the program’s calculator, generates an annual economic output of $ 1.03 billion for local grocers and restaurants.

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