May 2011 is CalFresh Awareness Month, a comprehensive effort in Los Angeles County to increase access and participation in food assistance programs and to reduce hunger and promote good nutrition.
CalFresh is the new name for Food Stamps in California. It seeks to help low-income families put healthy food on their tables. However, according to L.A. County, only about half of eligible Los Angeles residents participate in the CalFresh program.
If you think you may be eligible for CalFresh benefits or know someone else who might be, you can learn more about the program at www.dpssbenefits.lacounty.gov.