FSD’s CalFresh team enrolls eligible clients, dispels myths about food stamp assistance, and helps eliminate the stigma surrounding the program. Our outreach model is designed to move clients towards self-sufficiency and provide support throughout the complex application process.
The CalFresh team conducts outreach at large-scale food distributions, pantries and community events. In partnership with County of San Diego CalFresh eligibility workers, FSD piloted and is now expanding highly successful same-day application workshops. In last year, 798 clients were helped to complete their CalFresh application, generating an estimated $3,300,000 into San Diego County.