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California Bill Could Be First To Provide Diapers For Families On Welfare

A California Assemblywoman drafted a bill for the CalWorks program that would give qualifying families $80 a month to spend on diapers for children under age 2.

08/06/2014

A deleted FAFSA tweet from Federal Student Aid.

Federal Student Aid Office Apologizes For FAFSA Tweet That Seemed To Mock Poor People

A U.S. Department of Education division well-known to many college students has apologized for a tweet that prompted an outcry over what critics called its lack of sensitivity.

06/25/2014

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Gap Between Rich And Poor Much Larger In SF, Oakland Than In San Jose

It comes as no surprise that San Francisco and Oakland are top 10 among major United States cities for the earning gap between the haves and have-nots. However, you may be surprised to hear that San Jose ranks much lower among the 50 largest cities on income disparity, according to a Brookings Institute report.

02/25/2014

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Despite Improving Economy, Hundreds Line Up For Holiday Food Boxes In San Jose

Dozens of needy families camped out Thursday night in front of the Sacred Heart Community Center in San Jose while hundreds more waited to sign up for holiday food boxes for Thanksgiving and toys for Christmas.

11/08/2013

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San Francisco Charities, Volunteers Serve Thousands Of Thanksgiving Meals

Volunteers began chopping, slicing and dicing at San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church early Thanksgiving morning in the Tenderloin where the church will serve more than 5,000 meals to the poor and homeless.

11/22/2012

Jefferson Award Winner Lilyann Brannon (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Tends To Needs Of South Bay’s Poor

She’s been a one-woman human services agency for three decades. No task is too big or small, even though Jefferson Award winner Lilyann Brannon is now 90-years-old.

03/14/2012

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SF Supes Consider Offering Free Legal Aid To Poor In Civil Cases

After hearing public comment Thursday, the measure was unanimously approved by the Rules Committee and sent to the full board for a vote.

02/17/2012

Original St. Anthony’s Dining Room Serves Up Last Meals

The dining room will be closing to make way for a new, bigger facility that is expected to be completed in two years.

02/01/2012

People line up outside Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for a food giveaway, December 16, 2011. (CBS)

SF Glide Memorial Grocery Giveaway Helps Thousands In Tenderloin

A line of people estimated in the thousands wrapped around Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco for an annual food giveaway Friday.

12/16/2011

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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