New Trump rule could eliminate food stamps for almost 200,000 Californians

Dec 5, 2019
Kaitlyn Tolin

The Trump administration finalized a rule Wednesday that will cut off food stamps to roughly 688,000 American adults by requiring states to enforce work requirements. According to the CalFresh program manager for San Luis Obispo County, 924 of the nearly 9,000 CalFresh recipients in the county will lose assistance under the new rule. CalFresh is the California nutrition program that administers the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

College students, seniors and immigrants miss out on food stamps. Here’s why

Nov 7, 2019
Jackie Botts/CALmatters

A college student in Fresno who struggles with hunger has applied for food stamps three times. Another student, who is homeless in Sacramento, has applied twice. Each time, they were denied.

Immigrants afraid of Trump’s ‘public charge’ rule are dropping food stamps, MediCal

Sep 27, 2019

Last month, Yuri sat in her dining room in San Jose, turned on the T.V., and heard something that made her sit up straight and sent her mind racing. The Trump administration, the newscaster announced, had just published a new rule that could make it harder for immigrants to get a green card if they used, or were likely to use, public government benefits like food stamps or Medicaid.