Reporter Katie Evarts took the food stamp challenge for one week to see how effective the program is at keeping participants fed and healthy.
An Annenberg investigative journalism class spent a semester reporting on Californians dealing with hunger and food insecurity. To see the entire multimedia reporting series, visit the Hunger in the Golden State Web site.
SLIDESHOW: Many of those seeking assistance from Riverside food banks have never asked for food before, but high unemployment and massive foreclosure rates have led them to local charities for help.
Students from Annenberg's News21 team, in partnership with KCET's "SoCal Connected," are reporting around Southern California to find out what happened to the California Dream and where we're headed. For more stories on the California crisis, visit the Dream Interrupted Web page.