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The last week of September (Hunger Action Month) was quickly disappearing, and I’d yet to live up to a commitment to participate in the CalFresh Challenge. more

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At a meeting of its Social Services Advisory Board today, San Diego County's Health and Human Services Agency asked for patience while they work to fix their troubled food-stamps program. Dale Fleming, the director of strategic planning and o... more

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There's a poster on the wall of the Market Street welfare office in Southeast San Diego: "Applying for CalFresh just got easier," it says. The poster encourages people who want to enroll in the federal food-stamps program-dubbed "CalFresh" ... more

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Federal law says counties must approve or deny applications within 30 days, and, so far, according to Chan's calculations, San Diego County's performance has been dismal more

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Local nonprofits worry that inadequate staffing in the county department that handles food-stamp applications, combined with a fixation on fraud and a fundamental misunderstanding of clients' needs, will continue to undermine how the fed... more

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