May is CalFresh Awareness Month!
What is CalFresh Awareness Month?
CalFresh Awareness Month started in May of 2011 and is the official month dedicated to increasing public awareness of CalFresh. The state, counties and community based organizations are committed to bringing awareness, dispelling myths and assisting clients with CalFresh applications. The CDSS Chief Deputy Director, Todd Bland, sent out a letter to all of California's county welfare directors inviting them to participate in celebrating CalFresh Awareness Month. To view the letter, click here.
CalFresh helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing improved access to healthy and nutritious foods. Many are unaware they are eligible to receive benefits. Take the next step and be part of the movement to increase awareness!
New for CalFresh Awareness Month
View exciting activities each participating county is conducting in the month of May. Learn more about how you can make a difference to those needed food during CalFresh Awareness Month. Click to be linked to activities in your area and view the calendar below for events being held by Community Based Organizations (CBOs), counties and other partners: