In Wealthy Silicon Valley, College Students Have Seen Hardship through the Pandemic
Some college students in Silicon Valley, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the nation, have faced obstacles that have mounted during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.
Colleges Rush to Sign Students Up for Food Stamps, As Pandemic Rules Make More Eligible
More than a third of California college students report experiencing food insecurity, but a federal pandemic relief bill made more of them eligible for CalFresh.
Paperwork Problems Keep Hungry Californians from Getting Food Stamps
Enrollment in California’s food stamp program, known as CalFresh, hit a record high in the spring of 2020. But new research found that more than half of state’s recipients leave the program early.
Biden Takes Steps to Ease Food Insecurity Pronto
Grocery Money Zips Straight to California’s Needy Students Amid School Closures
As lines for food banks stretch for miles and millions of Californians apply for unemployment in record numbers amid the coronavirus pandemic, a new anti-hunger program is giving families debit cards to keep their fridges and pantries stocked.
Anonymous Million-Dollar Donation Helps Feed New York’s Most Vulnerable
An anonymous donor has given $1.2 million to help some of New York’s poorest families buy food and necessities during the coronavirus shutdown — a windfall that staff at the New York Council of Nonprofits say comes without precedent.
Getting into College Doesn’t Always Spell Success for Foster Youth
Outside looking in, you may think foster youth got it made. In California, youth in foster care are eligible for several state and federal grants aimed at helping them succeed in college.