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Enrollment In State’s Food Assistance Program More Than Doubled During Recession

Participation in CalFresh, California’s food assistance program, more than doubled during the economic downturn according to information coming out of the state legislative analyst’s office.

03/12/2014

St Anthony's Dining Room

St. Anthony’s Foundation Gears Up For Thanksgiving Amid Increasing Need

With Thanksgiving a day away, local food banks are reporting a surge in turkey donations. In San Francisco, St. Anthony’s Foundation charity managers said the need has grown as well.

11/27/2013

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Computer Glitch Cancels Food Stamp Cards For Thousands Of Californians

A computer glitch that inadvertently cancelled food stamp cards has left tens of thousands of Californians unable to use them to buy food.

01/08/2013

Food Bank

San Francisco Food Bank Denied Federal Funds Second Year In A Row

The San Francisco Food bank was denied federal funding for the second year in a row. As a result the bank’s executive director is now seeking donations and requesting a review of the federal funding formula.

10/10/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Is 100% Controversy

Romney thought he was talking amongst his teammates in the locker room last May 17 only to find out that there was somebody on the other team hiding behind the lockers. Had he known a member of the other team was lurking back there, he would have chosen his words more carefully and had presented more carefully-chosen data than the data of which he swiftly generalized.

09/19/2012

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

KCBS In Depth: Follow The Money Behind Food Stamps

Food stamps help feed the poor, but they also help to pad the bank accounts of some of the nation’s biggest food corporations. That’s according to a Bay Area activist who’s on a crusade to take junk food off the government assistance table.

07/16/2012

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GOP Leadership Protects Their Budget While Cutting Ours

On Friday, June 8, House Speaker John Boehner, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the Republican caucus perfectly summed up exactly how little regard they have for the American public. They talk about budget cuts. […]

06/13/2012

Man shopping for groceries. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: New System Delays Calif. Food Stamp Applications

A new system of processing applications for food stamps is leaving some Californians hungry, and waiting longer than they should for their benefits.

01/06/2012

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Food Stamp Applications Soar In Contra Costa County

Food stamp applications have skyrocketed in Contra Costa and county officials report an increasing number of those dependent on the stamps are children.

11/01/2011

Rep. Jackie Speier (D-San Mateo) (CBS)

Rep. Speier Goes On Food Stamp Budget To Highlight Planned Cuts

Peninsula congresswoman Jackie Speier plans to spend the next five days limiting herself to eating on a budget of $4.50 per day—which she says is the budget of a typical food stamps recipient.

10/31/2011

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