Latest round of CalFresh emergency food benefits land Nov. 15

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY – Riverside County households that are eligible for CalFresh benefits may have noticed extra dollars on their electronic benefits transfer card Sunday, Nov. 15, days before the Thanksgiving holiday. The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, improves the health and well-being of recipients by supporting access to healthy food. The extra benefits also help the community. For every CalFresh dollar spent, $1.79 is generated in local economic activity, according to the California Department of Social Services. The state is working to ease economic hardships from the coronavirus pandemic and will issue its eighth supplemental benefit since April. The extra dollars will be automatically deposited Sunday onto customers’ EBT
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