Advocating Locally

In the spring of 2015, the SF-Marin Food Bank collaborated with the San Francisco State University School of Nursing in an effort to better understand the CalFresh application experience for unassisted applicants - that is, applicants who don't have the assistance of our CalFresh outreach team to help them navigate the process of applying from start to finish. 

The objective was to use these observations to identify obstacles that have policy or process solutions, and then propose recommendations to the administrative agencies at the local, state and federal levels that are responsible for the CalFresh program. 

See our graphic to read about the outcome of people applying for CalFresh, what we learned about the CalFresh application experience, and what we are recommending in order to increase participation in CalFresh.