What if SNAP benefits increased by 15%?

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Published on Jun 29, 2020 in CalFresh, Federal Advocacy

COVID-19 is increasing hunger and hardship in California. This summer, congress has an opportunity to help families put food on the table and to infuse much-needed spending into the economy by raising the maximum benefit for SNAP by 15 percent for the duration of the economic downturn. CFPA and our partners at People’s Health Solutions designed this analysis to help decision makers understand the impact a 15% boost to SNAP (known as CalFresh in California and commonly as food stamps) would have on California by county and congressional district. Although the recession is expected to last much longer, the analysis narrows in on July-September, when unemployment is expected to peak at over 15% and key relief measures will begin to turn off. Want to help shape the next federal coronavirus legislation? Take action here…

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Depicts how a 15% boost to SNAP would lessen hardship and boost economic recovery in California.

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County Table

Breakdown of how a 15% boost to SNAP would benefit each California county.

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Congressional District Table

Breakdown of how a 15% boost to SNAP would benefit each congressional district.

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Acknowledgements and Methodology

A description of the calculations, assumptions, data sources, and notes used to complete the analysis. Download

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Contact Melissa Cannon at or visit www.cfpa.net/federal-advocacy

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