CalFresh

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.