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During the months of June, July, and August, hundreds of sites throughout San Diego County are offering no-cost summer meals for youths ages 18 and under. We have all the information and resources you need!
College students have some of the most complicated eligibility requirements for the CalFresh Program. The San Diego Hunger Coalition is here to provide assistance and direction for service organization helping applicants, and students looking to apply.
SDHC has released a new issue brief on food insecurity in San Diego County that discusses why food insecurity is so prevalent in San Diego County and the important role that food assistance plays in addressing hunger and moving people to self-sufficiency.
A #HungerFreeSD begins with good laws and smart policy. Each year the San Diego Hunger Coalition and Hunger Advocacy Network review and select legislative and budget priorities that will advance and protect our communities’ vulnerable low-income populations.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition contracts with 14 local organizations with locations across the County to provide CalFresh application assistance. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance click on the link below to learn 3 ways to apply for CalFresh and other resources.
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NEW REPORT: Where Hungry San Diegans Get Food Assistance
San Diego Hunger Coalition announces the release of its latest report: a landscape assessment of where hungry San Diegans get food assistance. This groundbreaking report gives a snapshot of the collective efforts of all food assistance providers in San Diego County.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition presents Hunger Free Kids: Opportunities by District to End Child Hunger. This report is the first to take a deep look at San Diego’s efforts to feed more kids through federally funded child nutrition programs.
Hunger in San Diego County
We often think about food in terms of individual choices, family celebrations, and our cultural heritage. Nearly 500,000 San Diegans (1 in 7), however, have a relationship with food that is dominated by scarcity. These households—including families with children, veterans and military families, and senior citizens—do not always have access to enough food for an active healthy life. Why? Because of what they earn, where they live, or other gaps in our food system.
Federal nutrition programs are our nation’s most important direct defense against hunger, food hardship and unhealthy diets. When household incomes don’t provide enough to meet basic needs, programs such as CalFresh (food stamps) and school meals can bridge the gap and increase access to healthy food.
The San Diego Hunger Coalition conducts training and technical assistance for community-based organizations and schools; educates policymakers and the public about social, economic, and environmental factors that contribute to hunger; and advocates for legislative and administrative policies to end hunger, promote nutrition and protect public health.
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