CA invests in Food4All for undocumented immigrants 55 and older

Published on Jun 27, 2022 in CalFresh, Immigrants, Older Adults, State Legislation

BIG NEWS! Last night, the Governor and California Legislature reached an agreement on the final 2022-2023 State Budget which includes funding for Food4All to remove exclusions to the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP)/CalFresh for Californians 55 and older, regardless of immigration status. This means that California will be the first state in the nation to provide food assistance benefits to undocumented adults. 

While this is a major win for the Food4All campaign as well as older adult immigrants who will be able to receive critical food assistance through access to CalFresh benefits, it is not enough. There are many more California immigrants younger than 55 who will continue to face rising food insecurity and inequitable access to our nutrition safety net without a full investment in Food4All.

Support Food4All:

  • Join us in celebrating this win by thanking Governor Newsom and the California legislature, and continuing to push for full funding for #Food4All by sharing the sample social messages and graphics found in our Social Media Toolkit.

The Food4All coalition will continue to be active during the legislative summer recess. If you’re interested in getting involved or have questions, email Senior Advocate Betzabel Estudillo at


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