Thank you, Code for America, for not only making the CalFresh Food enrollment process easier, but also for gathering and sharing the stories behind the numbers. “After taxes, insurance, union dues, and retirement contributions, I only take home $1,020 every two weeks. My rent is $1,200. I have worked all my life, never been unemployed, and never requested assistance before. I have been with Sheriff’s Department and Probation for almost 25 years, and I still make the same amount I did when I started all those years ago. The price of everything continues to go up but my pay continues to go down. We struggle every month just to make it. I hate to ask for assistance, but I don’t know what else to do.” Read more stories and see more numbers, if those are your jam.