Topic: D-SNAP

CalFresh Fights Hunger in the Face of California Wildfires

As wildfires swept through Northern California in October 2017, the California Department of Social Services, in partnership with the USDA and the impacted California counties, rushed to bring relief to impacted people through SNAP. In the process, stakeholders learned three key lessons for disaster and nutrition leaders.

In the Wake of Disaster, USDA Steps Up With Emergency Food Relief

First Harvey, then Irma, now Maria – these colossal hurricanes hit Texas, Florida, Georgia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and beyond with an impact that will be felt for months, if not years to come. These record-breaking disasters have already overturned the lives of millions, and the full extent of Maria’s destruction remains to be seen. The survivors of these disasters will have a lot of challenges to contend with, but hunger should not be one of them.

Tags: D-SNAP