April 2021, Newsletter

Simitian Pushes CalFresh Food Benefits: Noting 3,000 residents are needlessly "going without food" in District Five

At the April 20th County Board of Supervisors meeting, County Supervisor Joe Simitian noted that, “In every other district in the County participation in CalFresh is 35%–40% higher” than in Northwest Santa Clara County. Only 19% of the residents in District Five who receive public assistance also receive CalFresh benefits, compared to 26% or 27% in the County’s other four districts, according to the County’s most recent report on public assistance programs.

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