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Sierra Harvest spreads word about CalFresh

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The Nevada County Department of Social Services has partnered with Sierra Harvest to promote the CalFresh program to low-income families that participate in various Sierra Harvest programs. This is an effort to improve CalFresh program participation in Nevada County and to spread awareness to provide county citizens with additional food benefits.

Sierra Harvest is a local, non-profit organization that provides education to western Nevada County families about fresh, local and seasonal foods. They accomplish this by offering various informational programs and events for the community. Some of these events include: Harvest of the Month, Sierra Gardens, school garden stands, farm potlucks, community soup nights, and the Farm to School program. For more information about Sierra Harvest you can visit their website.

To collaborate with DSS, Sierra Harvest will provide CalFresh outreach and presentations at their events. These events will provide county residents the opportunity to learn more about the CalFresh program and encourage them to apply. Applicants will also be given information on how to apply for CalFresh benefits in the C4Yourself system. DSS Eligibility staff recently provided CalFresh application training to Sierra Harvest staff on program information and the application process which will assist in getting quality information about the program out to the community. The department is dedicated to serving the community to the greatest extent possible and is excited to be able to join forces with Sierra Harvest.

Nevada County residents can apply for CalFresh benefits at the Department of Social Services online. You can also apply in person at 950 Maidu Ave. in Nevada City, or call 530-265-1340 with any questions regarding the CalFresh program.

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