- 2014 has shown a
continued increase in applications for food stamp programs such
as CalFresh, currently averaging 7,674 participants per month.
New applications jumped to 8,799 in January 2014, but have since
fallen to 8,279 in July 2014. Increasing by 587 since last month,
CalFresh activity in 2014 shows signs of continued growth.
- 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.
June 2014 has continued positive applicant growth with an increase
of 253 applicants month-over-month to a July 2014 total of 1,850.
- Phone calls, website access, and other types of service requests to Orange County
2-1-1 have increased greatly since Q2 2012, and currently retain
a yearly average of 20,068 requests. July 2014 saw a total of
22,361 requests with nearly 68 percent originating from internet
methods of contact.