- 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 January 2015 are at 8,318, a decline of 481
since January 2014.
- CalWORKs enrollments in January 2015 reached 1,511 representing an application
decrease of 326 since the previous January. 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.