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Nearly 1 in 4 San Franciscans struggle with hunger

According to the SF-Marin Food Bank, 23 percent of San Francisco residents struggle with hunger. The number is a striking amount, and much higher than the city’s homeless population, which the city said was 6,686 in 2015 (though others estimate it to be much higher), making it less than 1 percent of the population. Food […]

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Immigrants’ fear cited in declining food stamp use in SF

Since the election, fewer eligible San Franciscans are taking advantage of food stamp benefits because of fears about immigration crackdowns under the Trump administration, said Trent Rhorer, executive director of San Francisco’s Human Services Agency. The city is concerned by a recent spike of withdrawals from CalFresh, or food stamps, among eligible households with at […]

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