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SPRING  |  2024

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The 

CALL Primrose

Quarterly

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March 2024

Raising Hope While Costs Rise.

While inflation may be slowing across the country, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates that California's average annual (non-restaurant) food cost per person is $3,865, which equates to a family of four spending $1,288 per month on groceries. It is no wonder that in our state nearly 1 in 5 residents struggles with food insecurity.

 

We see this struggle firsthand, with more new families than ever before requesting our services. In 2023, we provided direct service to more than 74,000 individuals through the distribution of 94,000 bags of groceries. It is through the ongoing generosity of our community that we are able to continue to help local families who are struggling to put food on the table.

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RAMESH

“Everyone at CALL Primrose is very friendly and helpful. I like that we can choose our groceries.

I am very happy that we receive good food

each week.” 

A senior client from San Mateo, Ramesh always arrives at CALL Primrose with an infectious smile. Ever since a forced retirement eliminated his income in 2019, making ends meet has been a challenge for him and his family of 5. While his wife is still working, living expenses have been increasingly on the rise. Ramesh feels fortunate to have been directed to CALL Primrose for weekly assistance with groceries.  

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NATALIA

“I have diabetes and I have to watch what I eat. I really appreciate the rice, beans, eggs and vegetables.”

Raising 4 children on her own, including a daughter with disabilities, Natalia worked for a local bank for 35 years. But her Social Security benefits are not enough to cover her family’s expenses. With increasing rent and food prices, Natalia has found it difficult to manage her expenses while continuing to care for her daughter.

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We are not accepting donations of food or other items at this time. We do however need financial assistance.

 

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