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The most expensive city in the nation grapples with a hunger problem

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In the meantime, the problem of feeding San Francisco persists.

"Compared to other food banks in the nation, we're at the top," Ash said, referencing the volume of food it distributes to the hungry. "But you can't give yourself an A when there are thousands of people who need help who don't get it."

And if everyone eligible for CalFresh were enrolled, would the city be on its way to tackling hunger?

"We'd be pretty darn close," Ash said.

To volunteer with the San Francisco and Marin Food Bank, visit www.sffoodbank.org. The holiday brings an influx of help to food pantries, but they experience a dramatic drop off in January and February — and could use more help then.

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The city is restricting food stamps to people who should get them. You have to appeal to an administrative law judge while being threatened with having to pay them back if the judge doesn't find in your favor. Disabled vets denied food stamps to run the poor out of the city. Shame on us.

This is not a mistake. This is city/county policy. This city is lot more conservative than it pretends to be...

Posted by Guest on Jan. 03, 2014 @ 11:33 am

How many of these "hungry" tahe the food and sell it on the street ?

Posted by Guest on Jan. 06, 2014 @ 8:41 am
Posted by Guest on Jan. 06, 2014 @ 10:45 am

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