People In LA Aren’t Signing Up For Food Stamps And Officials Want To Fix That
Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Janice Hahn have introduced a motion that would instruct the Department of Public Social Services to specifically devote resources to signing up residents for the program.
1/3 Of Angelenos Who Qualify For Food Stamps Don't Get Them
About a third of people who qualify for food stamps don't receive them in L.A. County, and officials are trying to figure out why. Only an estimated 66 percent of people who qualify for CalFresh actually enroll in the program in L.A. County, which is below the state average and well below San Bernardino County's 93 percent participation rate. (Palta, 5/19)
In other news from across the state —
Modesto Schools Alert Parents About Norovirus Outbreaks
School districts are notifying parents of possible norovirus outbreaks in the Modesto area. Stanislaus County public health has received a few calls from schools reporting students out with gastrointestinal illness, said Barbara Vassell, communicable disease manager for the county. (Carlson, 5/19)