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Past · September 23, 2022

The Importance of CalFresh in Unstable Times

Virtual Event

September 23, 2022 · 11:00 am - 11:45 am

About the Program

CalFresh is one of California’s largest safety net programs, providing food assistance to 4.8 million residents. As policymakers consider ways to strengthen the link between safety net participation and economic mobility, a better understanding of the job and income instability that participants face is critical. PPIC’s Tess Thorman and Caroline Danielson will discuss CalFresh enrollment before and during the COVID crisis, participants’ ties to the workforce, and the program’s role in stabilizing family budgets.

This event is supported with funding from the PPIC Corporate Circle and PPIC Donor Circle.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Caroline Danielson, policy director and senior fellow, PPIC
Tess Thorman, research associate, PPIC

11:20 a.m. Discussion
Caroline Danielson and Tess Thorman

11:30 a.m. Audience Q&A

11:45 a.m. Adjourn


Caroline Danielson

Public Policy Institute of California

Tess Thorman

Public Policy Institute of California

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