For many in our community, getting enough food on the table can be a challenge. Fortunately, there is help for the many working individuals, families, children, and seniors who can't quite make ends meet. Thanks to federal food programs like CalFresh, the School Meal program, and WIC, thousands in our community receive a little help to ensure that they receive enough food each month.
Every October, Food for All Mendocino, a coalition aiming to reduce hunger, is working with community partners to recognize and celebrate the federal food programs that support our local community. One part of the month-long celebration is the "CalFresh Challenge" in Mendocino County. Learn more about local activities during October related to the CalFresh program.
CalFresh is the California name for the Food Stamp Program, also known federally as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. For more information about CalFresh, visit the California Food Policy Advocates CalFresh website.