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Today on Your Call: What is it like to live on food stamps?

Dec 18, 2011

On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about who is living on food stamps and how they are making ends meet.  Over 46 million Americans receive food stamps, which allocates an average of $4 per day.  The number of people relying on food stamp programs has risen with the recession.  So how does the system work?  Can you stay healthy on $4 a day?  Join us at 10 or email us at  If you’re on food stamps, how are you meeting your needs?  It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and You.


Paul Ash, executive director of the San Francisco Food Bank

Alexis Fernández, nutrition policy advocate with Food Policy Advocates in Oakland

Raymond Benton, program assistant at St. Anthony Foundation 



San Francisco Food Bank

Ca association of food banks

Congressional hunger center

CalFresh program

California Food Stamp Guide

Food Policy Advocates

Lawmakers eat on a food stamp budget

Could you eat on $30 a week?

Increase In Food Stamps Usage

Census data: Half of U.S. poor or low income

States Hungry for Revenue Leave Billions in Food Aid on Table

Mother Shoots 2 at State Office, Then Kills Herself