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Food Insecurity / Hunger


Opening Night Film Screening: A Place at the Table

Friday, March 1, 2013
The Nuart Theater

On the evening of A Place at The Table's nationwide theatrical release, explore how 50 million people in the U.S.--including one in four children--don’t know when, or where,


Philanthropy California Opposes Proposed Changes to Federal Food Assistance Programs

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On September 23, 2019, Philanthropy California submitted public comment to oppose the Department of Agriculture's proposed changes to the categorical eligibility policy in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program which would substantially restrict CalFresh, the state's implementation of SNAP, for over 230,000 adults, children, older adults, and individuals with disabilities in California and further escalate food insecurity. This rule would restrict food assistance benefits from those making over 130 percent of the federal poverty threshold ($32,630 for a family of four). 

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Struggling to Get By: The Real Cost Measure in California 2015

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Nearly a third of California’s households “struggle each month to meet basic needs,” largely because of the state’s high cost of living, a new study by United Ways of California concludes.

The study relies on what the organization calls a “real cost measure” that goes well beyond the Census Bureau’s official poverty measure, which dates back to the early 1960s and pegs California’s rate at just half of what the United Ways study found.