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CalFresh Outreach

San Bernardino County, CA
Program Year: 2019

Abstract:
The San Bernardino County Transitional Assistance Department (TAD) has actively participated in and assisted with facilitating outreach events that promote the CalFresh program (California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP]. Participation in these events is a key component in ensuring that county residents who are experiencing food instability are aware of the CalFresh program and how they can apply for benefits. Outreach events offer TAD an opportunity to go into local communities and work with other Community Based Organizations (CBOs) whose goals align with TAD’s mission of enhancing county residents’ quality of life. TAD collaborates with these CBOs throughout the county to provide informational presentations that cover the CalFresh program. During outreach events, TAD staff provide a general overview of the program, clarify common misconceptions, assist customers with applying for benefits, and offer CBOs and other partners electronic application technical assistance. Participation in outreach events has contributed to San Bernardino County’s high Program Reach Index (PRI) and provided a source of food security for numerous county residents.

Contact:
Ms. Francine Beedie
Secretary I