Extra pandemic relief food benefits to expire in March

RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The additional emergency CalFresh food benefits that millions of Californians relied on to put food on the table during and after the pandemic are expiring soon.For the past three years, Californians receiving CalFresh impacted by pandemic shutdowns qualified for extra benefits to supplement their monthly grocery budgets. Known as CalFresh emergency allotments, Riverside County households received an average of $192 in additional food benefits each month since March 2020.The extra pandemic relief ended in February, and the state will issue its final allotment Sunday, March 26. The change follows the end of the federal public health emergency and means approximately 165,279 households in Riverside County will no longer receive the additional emergency portion of
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