- 2014 has generally
shown a continued increase in applications for food stamp programs
such as CalFresh, averaging 7,744 participants per month in 2014.
New applications in February 2015 are at 7,260, an increase of
282 since February 2014.
- CalWORKs enrollments in March 2015 reached 1,352 representing an application
decrease of 49 since the previous March. Program participation
has been relatively steady around these levels since December
- Phone calls, website access, and other types of service requests to Orange County
2-1-1 have increased greatly throughout 2014, and averaged 21,139
requests for the full year of 2014. March 2015 saw a total of
22,446 requests representing an increase of just under 4,000 compared
to February 2015 and an increase of 1,880 over March 2014.