CalFresh, Hunger and Nutrition in Humboldt County and beyond
The Humboldt County Hunger Action E-News: Food for People publishes the Hunger Action E-News for Humboldt County partners interested in local, statewide and national CalFresh and nutrition current events. Each month our Outreach staff read dozens upon dozens of articles about successes, challenges, upcoming legislation and advocacy opportunities impacting CalFresh, nutrition education, hunger and poverty. We then compile a handful for our local Hunger Action E-News and provide summaries and links to the original sources and additional resources. An archive of Hunger Action E-News editions can be viewed by clicking here to visit our newsletter page and scrolling down to "Hunger Action E-News." You can subscribe to the Hunger Action E-News and receive new editions automatically via email by clicking here to email our Community Education and Outreach Coordinator.
Humboldt County Data: To learn more about research and data specfic to poverty and food insecurity in Humboldt County, visit some of these resources:
California Center for Rural Policy's Food Access and Pantry Services Survey, Humboldt County Community Food Assessment, and more related to Food Systems & Security
We also recommend visiting the Hunger Data & Reports page in the Hunger Education section of Food for People's website.
CalFresh Advocacy Partners at the State and National Levels:
The Alliance to Transform CalFresh contains a wealth of information about improving CalFresh participation in California, with resources and information on opportunities for advocating for improvements state-wide.
California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) has a great website if you're interested in legislative advocacy. Their CalFresh page will tell you everything you need to know about upcoming legislative advocacy priorities, recommendations for improving the applicant experience and links to their reports and data.
The Food Research and Action Center has a ton of advocacy-oriented imformation about SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program--or what CalFresh is known as at the federal level), including data, resources and publications.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is a leading resource for data on SNAP and how legislative actions affect the program's participants and potential participants. Learn about some of the policy basics and introductory statistics, such as that nearly 72 percent of SNAP participants are in families with children, and more than one-quarter of participants are in households with seniors or people with disabilities, and go further with their many interesting analyses and reports.