- 2014 has generally
shown a continued increase in applications for food stamp programs
such as CalFresh, averaging 7,744 participants per month in 2014.
In 2015, CalFresh applications are so far averaging 7,764 per
month with the latest reading from June 2015 showing 8,299 applications
for the CalFresh program an increase of 1,030 applications since
May 2015, and an increase of 607 compared to June 2014.
- CalWORKs enrollments in July 2015 reached 1,658 representing an application decrease
of 192 since the previous July. Program participation has been
relatively steady around these levels since December 2012.
- 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. August 2015 saw a total of
27,582 requests representing an increase of 612 compared to July
2015 and an increase of 6,027 over August 2014.