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Food stamps workshop held May 29

For students juggling classes and a job and are still finding themselves hungry all too often, food stamps could be a source of relief.

On Wednesday, May 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Mee Room (third floor of the MU), UC Davis student Roxana Topete will lead a workshop aimed at educating students of available food assistance programs (read: free groceries). The event is in collaboration with Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor, ASUCD President Carly Sandstrom, The Pantry and the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services.

College students between the ages of 18 and 49 who are enrolled at least half-time may be eligible for CalFresh, the California food stamps program, so long as they meet a second requirement. Additional requirements include working and getting paid at least 20 hours per week, receiving a work study grant and being responsible for a young child.

Students are encouraged to drop by at any time to ask questions. There will also be a food raffle.

— Janelle Bitker


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