SB 245 Passes Senate Human Services with Unanimous Support!

Published on Mar 28, 2023 in CalFresh, Food4All, Immigrants, State Legislation

SB 245 (Hurtado): Food for All passed out of the Senate Human Services Committee last week with unanimous support! Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for the strong showing at last weeks hearing.

We are extremely grateful to our many Food4All coalition partners who called in to support.  We know that it takes time and effort out of people's lives and very busy schedules to amplify the importance of Food4All.

We would like to give a special thank you to Nieves, a community member of the Central Valley Immigrant Integration Collaborative (CVIIC), for providing a powerful testimony around her personal experience with food insecurity, outlining the importance of Food4All. We appreciate her willingness to share her personal story and expertise in her native language Triqui.

We would also like to thank Senator Hurtado for her leadership on SB 245, and for her commitment to expand CalFresh to all Californians regardless of immigration status or age.

You can view the SB 245 hearing testimony below.

What’s next?

AB 311 (Santiago): Food4All will be heard in Assembly Human Services Committee. We need your support as the bill heads to its first committee!      

AB 311 Sample Letter of Support

Submit a letter in support of AB 311. Use the sample letter above or write your own letter outlining the importance of Food4All. Please submit your letter as soon as possible.

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Submit directly through the State’s online Advocate Portal for Legislative Position Letters.  NOTE: You will need to create an account for yourself/your organization to upload letters through the portal.

Organizations: please be sure to submit your letter on letterhead.

Individuals: please be sure to include your mailing address in your letter.


Want to join the Food4All movement? Check out our Food4All page for more information.

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