- 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 September 2015 reached 1,525 representing an application
decrease of 290 since the previous September. Program participation
has been relatively steady around these levels since December
2012 averaging about 1,543 monthly enrollments since then.
- Phone calls, website access, and other types of service requests to Orange County
2-1-1 have increased greatly throughout 2014 and 2015, averaging
22,817 requests since January 2014. October 2015 saw a total of
29,216 requests representing an increase of 738 compared to September
2015 and an increase of 5,071 over October 2014.