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CalFresh, the California EBT food assistance program, has lifted 700,000 Californians out of poverty between 2016 and 2018.

Campus CalFresh Outreach Program shatters sign-up records

Ian Hilton, News Editor // September 28, 2021

Chico State Wildcats shocked the Campus CalFresh Outreach Program workers in August by signing up for food benefits in larger numbers than ever. The campus-based program, in a normal year, assists...

Chico Natural Foods Co-op Brand Manager Joey Haney is eager to greet CalFresh recipients with a substantial discount.

MORE program equals less hunger

Ian Hilton, Reporter // February 9, 2021

Chico Natural Foods Co-op offers discount for CalFresh recipients The Matching on Regional Eats program allows California EBT users to enjoy a 50% discount of up to $20 on produce purchased at the...

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Butte Station opens up to CalFresh students to fight food insecurity

Kimberly Morales, Staff Writer // March 6, 2020

Chico State’s Hungry Wildcat Food Pantry celebrated outside of Butte Station as the popular convenience store became the newest location on campus to allow students to use their Electronic Benefit Transfer...

Emily Foxworthy, program manager and student intern coordinator for CalFresh Outreach.
Photo Credit: Emily Foxworthy

CalFresh Outreach at Chico State provides help for starving students

Hannah Yeager // September 24, 2017

Being a starving college student used to be the “norm.” After paying rent, PG&E and internet, most students have barely enough money to buy groceries to make healthy and balanced meals. A program...

Student volunteers help eligible students fill out CalFresh paperwork so they can enroll in the program. Photo credit: Molly Sullivan

CalFresh useless on campus

Molly Sullivan // October 14, 2016

Student volunteers at the Center for Healthy Communities enrolled eligible students in CalFresh, formerly known as food stamps, Oct. 12 in an event to raise awareness about food insecurity. “We’re...

Congressman Doug LaMalfa of District 1. Photo courtesy of Doug LaMalfas Campaign Office

Congressional candidate LaMalfa up for reelection

Kaylie Lewis // September 12, 2016

California’s District 1 congressional seat will be up for grabs this November. Current chair holder Doug LaMalfa will be running for reelection for a third term in Congress. District 1 consists of...

Food pantry at the Center for Healthy Communities. Photo credit: George Johnston

Chico State takes the lead in combating student hunger

Elizabeth Helmer // April 1, 2016
Chico State uses the Hungry Wildcat food pantry and the CalFresh program to help students with food insecurity.
CalFresh aims to diminish the negative stereotype of food stamps by offering government assistance to students for food. Photo credit: Allisun Coote

Food stamp stigma prevents students from seeking government assistance

Eva Gonzalez // November 16, 2015
People seem to feel ashamed when buying food with government assistance. The stigma is strong and prevents people from a necessary substance to survive.
CalFresh helps inform students about the opportunity to get healthier food. Photo credit: Carly Plemons

State program helps students buy food

Carly Plemons // October 25, 2015
Deciding between paying bills and your next meal? Find out how CalFresh can help you put food on the table.
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