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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.
NEW DATA! Food insecurity remains high in San Diego County
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.
Shifts in the current administration have created uncertainty and confusion in many immigrant communities leading many families to become hesitant in seeking anti-hunger resources and/or voluntarily withdraw from government food assistance programs. We have the latest information and resources available to help organizations and their clients.
2019 Government Shutdown
As the government shutdown continues, it is important to know where nutrition benefits stand. The San Diego Hunger Coalition will work to keep you informed by regularly providing updates and resources.
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.
Learn more and apply today!
When you donate to the San Diego Hunger Coalition you join the fight against hunger in our community. Your contribution helps us provide support to expand school meals programs, remove barriers to accessing CalFresh, and advocate for those in need at all levels of government. You can bring the Hunger Coalition one step closer to ending hunger in San Diego County.
CalFresh for College Students
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.
Our CalFresh Alumni Project champions successful Americans who once received CalFresh/SNAP (food stamps) but who are now independent and thriving, as well as individuals who currently rely on the program during a time of need. They make San Diego stronger every day.
Read their stories; tell us yours. Use our easy web form to share your experience.
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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