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Low-income children reached by CalFresh in California

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Definition and Source



Children Now analysis. “Low-income" is defined as 125% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). 125% FPL is closest to the net income eligibility level for CalFresh.

Data Source

1) California Department of Social Services. (2023, January 4). CalFresh Data Dashboard – Point in time 2021 estimate for Calfresh children under 18.

2) United States Census Bureau / American FactFinder (n.d.). Table B17024, “Percent Below 200% of Poverty” 2016-2020 American Community Survey.,06013%240600000&tid=ACSST5Y2020.S0901

Last Updated

January 2024