CalFresh provides 200,000 Riverside County residents access to healthy food

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Valley News - Health
Many people in Riverside County are struggling to afford the costs of healthy food at the grocery store, and Marivel Castañeda has a simple message for them: “Go to to see if you qualify for help,” advises Castañeda, a community outreach worker with the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services (DPSS). “It only takes 10 minutes!” May wass CalFresh Awareness Month. Antipoverty advocates like Castañeda statewide are spotlighting the vital contributions California’s largest food assistance program make to people and communities. In Riverside County, CalFresh currently serves close to 200,000 children and adults and generates $1.03 billion in annual economic activity for local grocers and eateries, according to the program’s calculator.
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