Welcome to the Far North & CA Higher Education CalFresh Outreach Monthly Email. The purpose of this email is to provide CalFresh related information, upcoming webinars, and reminders. 

May is CalFresh Awareness Month

CalFresh awareness month is the official month dedicated to increasing public awareness of CalFresh. The goal of CalFresh Awareness Month, according to the CalFresh Outreach Program Director Jenny Fales, is to increase the number of students (and others that are eligible) that receive assistance to purchase the food they need to improve health and well-being. For more information, checkout the CDSS website

In the Media:
UCLA Organizations Host Free Produce Fair to Fight Food Injustice Among Students: E3: Ecology, Economy, Equity held a free produce fair as part of Earth Month at UCLA. The CalFresh Initiative enrolled students in CalFresh. 

Expanded Food Pantry, CARES Office Poised to Open, Serve: Sacramento State is hosting the grand opening April 22nd of their newly expanded pantry and CARES (Crisis Assistance & Resource Education Support) Office. This will serve as the one-stop for students' basic needs. 

Get Your Gator Groceries: Program Feeds Students as Food Insecurity Gains National Attention: San Francisco State has established several programs to help ensure that no student will have to skip a meal by providing free and nutritious food at pantry, assistance with registering for public assistance, cooking classes and giving out leftover food from campus events. 

Upcoming Webinar:
Please join us May 10th at 10 am for the CalFresh Expansion and Updating Your CFO Website Webinar:

Currently, SSI/SSP recipients are ineligible to receive CalFresh Food benefits. Individuals who receive SSI/SSP have limited income and resources and are over the age of 65, blind, or have a disability. Effective June 1, 2019, SSI/SSP recipients may now be eligible. There are 369,000 households in California who are newly eligible and are expected to participate. Learn more about the upcoming changes and how you can assist older adults and individuals with disabilities. 
Website content is a great resource to have for students and staff but knowing what information to post can be challenging. The Center for Healthy Communities would like to help your CFO team create and update website material that is easy for visitors to upload and contains all of the necessary information for CalFresh applicants. Please join us to lean about how your team can use our website template as a tool to create or supplement your CFO website. Click here to register
Sharing Contact Information
As of May 1st, we will be working to ensure that campus and community partners are connected with county social service agencies by creating cross-referenced contact lists. If you would like to opt out of having your name, email address, phone number, and/or role included in this, please email us at by April 30th. If you do not opt out, we will use this information to update our lists and share with other partners and county agencies. This list will not be shared publically, and will only be used within these partnerships.
  • Fiscal reporting for Q2 and Q1 Supplemental (if needed) are due by end of day April 30th. If you have fiscal questions, please reach out to your Fiscal Analyst prior to the deadline. Please submit all fiscal reporting documents through CalFresh Outreach reporting website including:
    • Your fiscal reporting workbook (Invoice & State Share Documentation Report) with Q2 pages completed
    • Signed Time & Effort Forms (TEFs) to align with hours reported for personnel.  
CHC will be Hiring Soon
Please go to this link to see the details of the announcements. 

As always, let us know if you have any questions!
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