- 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 June 2015 reached 1,591 representing an application decrease
of 6 since the previous June. 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. May 2015 saw a total of 23,496
requests representing an increase of 771 compared to April 2015
and an increase of 2,264 over May 2014.