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July, 2012

In this issue:

Puente to hold meeting on new Obama immigration policy

Why we give to Puente: volunteers collect backpack supplies

Grant will fund home improvements

Food stamps make farmers’ markets affordable for all






Puente to hold meeting on new Obama immigration policy  
The Obama administration’s decision to stop deporting certain undocumented youth under the age of 30 is a life-changer for hundreds of young people Puente serves on the South Coast.  Read more.

Why we give to Puente: volunteers collect backpack supplies
Laura and Courtney Cunneen were 12 when they heard that Puente was soliciting donated school supplies on behalf of dozens of South Coast families who couldn’t afford them on their own. Read more.

Grant will fund home improvements   
Here in San Mateo County, it’s no secret that many farmworker families live in housing that’s leaky, vermin-infested and unsafe. Trailers with holes in the walls. Overcrowded communal barracks with families of four wedged into a single bedroom. Read more.

Food stamps make farmers’ markets affordable for all
This summer, thanks to Puente’s initiative, shoppers at both Coastside Farmers’ Markets in Pacifica and Half Moon Bay will be able to sign up for food stamps and use their CalFresh (food stamp) benefits to buy anything in sight – fruit, fish, vegetables, eggs or meat. CalFresh purchases up to $10 will be doubled. Read more.


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