print share
Version HistoryVersion History


CalFresh Reaches Millions of Californians and Reduces Poverty

Publication Topics

California Health Interview Survey; 2011 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2011); 2012 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2012); 2013 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2013); 2014 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2014); 2015 California Health Interview Survey (CHIS 2015); Diet and Nutrition; Adolescents/Children; Persons with Disabilities; Elderly

Publication Type

External Publication

Publication Date


Author 1

<a onclick="OpenPopUpPage('http:\u002f\\u002f_layouts\u002flistform.aspx?PageType=4\u0026ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}\u0026ID=1301\u0026RootFolder=*', RefreshPage); return false;" href=";ListId={7AAD61FA-4BCB-48C0-B0B7-87AFDC3673EF}&amp;ID=1301&amp;RootFolder=*">California Budget &amp; Policy Center</a>

Author 2

Author 3

Author 4

Author 5

Author 6

Author 7

Author 8

Author 9

Author 10

Author 11

Author 12

Author 13

Author 14


The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is the country’s largest anti-hunger program. SNAP benefits are 100 percent federally funded and help families and individuals put food on the table by paying for a minimally adequate diet. Research shows that SNAP yields important long-term benefits in terms of participants’ economic self-sufficiency, health, and educational attainment, especially for children.

In California, SNAP — known as CalFresh — serves a particularly vulnerable population. The fact sheet included information on food insecurity found in the California Health Interview Survey (CHIS). On average, almost 4.3 million Californians received CalFresh assistance each month during the 2016 federal fiscal year. Over half of these participants were children, and another 7.2 percent were either people with disabilities or adults age 60 or older. Of younger adults without disabilities who receive CalFresh benefits, more than half lived with children. 


Article 1

Fact Sheet: CalFresh Reaches Millions of Californians and Reduces Poverty

Article 2

Article 3

Article 4

Article 5

Article 6

Article 7

Article 8

Article 9

Article 10

Article 11

Article 12

Press Release

Related Link 1

California Health Interview Survey (CHIS)

Related Link 2

Related Link 3

Related Link 4

Related Link 5

Related Link 6

Related Link 7

Related Link 8

Related Link 9

Related Link 10

Related Link 11

Related Link 12

Related Link 13

Related Link 14

Related Link 15

Related Link 16

Version: 3.0
Created at 12/3/2018 11:09 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste
Last modified at 12/3/2018 11:13 AM by i:0#.f|uclachissqlmembershipprovider|celeste