SDHC is the only organization in San Diego County providing CalFresh Application Assistance trainings to community-based organizations. Our “CalFresh 101” interactive training includes an overview of the application process, eligibility basics, and how to follow-up and advocate for clients. We raise awareness and sensitivity among our agency partners about how difficult and intimidating the CalFresh enrollment process can be for people. We also provide information on how to navigate the unique challenges of supporting vulnerable populations through the process including seniors and individuals with disabilities, homeless, students, recent immigrants, and former drug felons. Finally, we explain how agency partners can work with the San Diego Hunger Coalition to monitor and track their case issues. Recently, SDHC has received numerous requests to offer the popular training in Spanish.
We are happy to announce that our new CalFresh Outreach Coordinator, Marcia Garcia, has successfully translated the training and delivered our first CalFresh 101 in Spanish on March 19th at Rice Elementary in Chula Vista. The training was provided to nine staff members from the Chula Vista Community Collaborative, Feeding America San Diego, and La Maestra Community Health Center.
"I would like to acknowledge and thank San Diego Hunger Coalition for developing a CalFresh Outreach training in Spanish,” said Heather Nemour, Coordinator for Chula Vista Community Collaborative. “Our organization relies heavily on promotoras to do outreach, who primarily speak Spanish, and it is really helpful for them to be able to receive the training in their first language to better understand program guidelines and be able to more clearly communicate CalFresh program information with community members. We really appreciate how responsive San Diego Hunger Coalition has been in being able to meet this need for us."
If your organization is interested in receiving a training, please contact Marcia Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org