Fifth round of emergency CalFresh food benefits expected to land Aug. 16

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY — To soften the economic blow of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the state of California continues to extend supplemental food benefits. New and existing CalFresh recipients can expect another emergency allotment on August 16. The CalFresh Program, federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used at many markets and food stores. The program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs. For every dollar of CalFresh money spent, $1.79 is generated in local economic activity, according to California Department of Social Services. This is the fifth emergency allotment of supplemental CalFresh benefit
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