CalFresh Program Expansion

Board of Supervisors

Meeting Date: 5/21/2019

Preview

Shortly after the Board convenes at 9 a.m., the Board will hear a request to adopt a resolution proclaiming May as CalFresh Awareness Month and to receive an  update from the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the CalFresh Expansion to Supplemental Security Income/State Supplemental Payment (SSI/SSP) recipients. Food insecurity affects 20 percent of Marin residents and disproportionately affects low-income adults, seniors and kids. CalFresh, known nationally as the SNAP program, provides more than 9,500 eligible Marin residents with financial resources to access nutritious food. There are an estimated 13,498 more people eligible who are not enrolled in CalFresh. Starting June 1, the program is expanding to include about 3,000 older adults and those with disabilities who receive SSI/SSP support. 

Review

The Board adopted the resolution.

Need more info? See the staff report about the CalFresh expansion.

Contact: Hyacinth Guillermo Hinojosa, Interim Director, Department of Health and Human Services

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