Hunger and Homelessness on the Rise in San Diego


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An article on the World Socialist Web Site describes the increased impact the economic downturn has had on one community in San Diego, CA.

Many immigrant families are experiencing increased incidences of homelessness and greater difficulty in feeding themselves in City Heights neighborhood.

Median household income in the area stood at $33,826, more than $25,000 below the citywide figure and unemployment is currently running at 20%.

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Federal Programs Related to - Food Outlets

Programs that supply consumers with food and other supermarket products at lower than retail prices. Cooperative Food Purchasing; Farm Trails; Farmers Markets; Food Cooperative Programs; Food Co-ops; Mini Markets; Pick Your Own Farms; Rent-A Tree Programs; Senior Markets; U-Pick Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Nutrition

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling and preparation, and shopping skills. Includes programs on dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; WIC; ; Nutrition Assistance Programs; Vegetarianism.

Federal Programs Related to - Homeless Shelter

Programs that provide a temporary place to stay for people who have no permanent housing. Bad Weather Shelters; Homeless Drop-In Centers; Homeless Drop In Centers; Mission Housing; Motel Vouchers;

Federal Programs Related to - Services for the Homeless

Programs that provide supportive services for individuals and families who are homeless or which work with people who are at risk for homelessness in an effort to prevent them from losing their permanent residence.




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