- 2014 has shown a
continued increase in applications for food stamp programs, currently
averaging 7,820 participants per month. New applications jumped
to 8,799 in January 2014, but have since fallen to 7,432 in April
- CalWORKS enrollments have maintained a steady state of decline since the end
of 2012, hitting all-time lows in February 2014 with 1,158 applicants.
March 2014 saw a slight increase rising to 1,401 applicants, but
dropped slightly in April to 1,377 new monthly applicants.
- Phone calls, website access, and other types of service requests to Orange County
211 have increased greatly since Q2 2012, and currently retain
a yearly average of 19,142 requests. May 2014 saw a total of 21,232
requests, 69 percent of which originated from internet methods