CalFresh

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) recently approved a request by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) that allows current CalFresh households to purchase hot, prepared foods using their California Golden State electronic benefit transfer (EBT) card through November 22, 2020. The request was …continue reading

Governor Gavin Newsom today announced new initiatives to help Californians put healthy food on the table while also supporting the farm industry, which has been devastated by COVID-19. The Governor unveiled $3.64 million in new funding to expand the state’s Farm to Family program, including $2.86 million from the USDA …continue reading

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County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) today announced that the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has expedited the implementation of EBT online purchasing to allow greater access to food and other necessary household items during the COVID-19 crisis and statewide stay at home order. EBT online purchasing is …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for April 12 through April 18 included CalFresh allotments, COVID-19 testing sites, and revitalizing the State economy. Top Ten Stories for April 12 through April 18 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): County of Orange SSA announces …continue reading

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The County of Orange Social Services Agency (SSA) announced that the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) has issued emergency CalFresh allotments as authorized by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The emergency allotments will raise each household’s monthly allotment of CalFresh to the maximum allowable based on household size …continue reading