The Orion

CalFresh Outreach at Chico State provides help for starving students

CalFresh Outreach at Chico State provides help for starving students

Hannah Yeager

September 24, 2017


Filed under Community, News, Showcase

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 called CalFresh has recently partnered with Chico State in order to make a long-term solution...

CalFresh useless on campus

CalFresh useless on campus

Molly Sullivan

October 14, 2016


Filed under Breaking News, Campus, Community, News

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 trying to reduce the stigma around it,” said Program Director at the Center for Healthy Communities...

Congressional candidate LaMalfa up for reelection

Congressional candidate LaMalfa up for reelection

Kaylie Lewis

September 12, 2016


Filed under News

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 Butte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Nevada, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama counties. Student loans, ...

Chico State takes the lead in combating student hunger

Chico State takes the lead in combating student hunger

Elizabeth Helmer

April 1, 2016


Filed under Campus, Community, News

A recent report released by the California State University chancellor's office found 24 percent of students in the CSU system go hungry. That's almost half a million people. According to the report, 12 CSU campuses have no resources for to help their students with food security. Chico Sta...

Food stamp stigma prevents students from seeking government assistance

Food stamp stigma prevents students from seeking government assistance

Eva Gonzalez

November 16, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

  When many people hear the words "food stamps" they may associate them with poverty. However, the CalFresh program aims to boost the economy and help those in need. “People seem to not want to receive aid because there is a negative stigma around food stamps,” said Jenny Breed, h...

State program helps students buy food

State program helps students buy food

Carly Plemons

October 25, 2015


Filed under Breaking News, Community

The Chico State food educational services, Center for Healthy Communities, provided information and application help for students applying to CalFresh on Oct. 21. “My fridge is almost always empty," said Lara Young, sophomore anthropology major. "A lot of times I put other stuff before food when it c...

X
The student news site of California State University, Chico
CalFresh