TAKE A FRESH LOOK AT CALFRESH
Nationwide, over 60% of recipient households have a child, an elderly member or a member with a disability.
In Contra Costa County, half of CalFresh participants are children.
CalFresh has an economic multiplier of $1.70. In other words, every $5 in new benefits generates as much as $9 of economic activity, as it supports wages for producers, processors, distributors and retailers alike.
Young children enrolled in food stamps were 16% less likely to be obese adults.
The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has earned a four-star rating for the 7th consecutive year, as rated by Charity Navigator, for exceeding industry standards of transparency and spending. This honor is only awarded to 2% of charities nationwide.