Nourish Newsletter – Job Opportunity, State Budget Updates, and more

Published on Jul 2, 2021

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State Budget Update 1:  Funding for Food4All Implementation

The State Budget deal reached last weekend includes funding for "programming and other costs" to begin implementation of the Food4All proposal. This is an important step toward a permanent solution to address the exclusion of immigrants from CalFresh.

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State Budget Update 2:  Funding for Child Care Meals

The agreed-upon budget also includes ongoing funding for meals served in child care and early education programs.

Read more about this victory which came after many years of persistent advocacy.

State Budget Update 3:  School Meals

The budget deal includes funding for Universal School Meals.

Read more about this historic action.

State Budget Update 4:  CalFresh Simplification

The 2021-22 State Budget package includes funding for the policies proposed in SB 107 (Wiener). State leaders have listened to our broad coalition's call to make CalFresh easier for seniors and people with disabilities.

Read more about how we are now one step closer to creating a simplified application and ensuring all required CalFresh forms can be completed over the phone.

State CalFresh Time Limit Waiver is Approved

The three-month CalFresh time limit for unemployed adults without minor children in all California counties has been approved through June 30, 2022.  Learn more

In other time limit news, USDA has rescinded a harmful rule.  Read more

Nourish California Vacation

Our "offices" will be closed July 5 - July 9 to give staff a chance to recharge.

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Advocacy Updates

Tell Congress to Invest in Child Nutrition

Ask your member of congress to adequately fund federal nutrition programs in the federal budget.

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Nourish in the News

  • "We are grateful to state leaders for seizing this historic opportunity to take tangible steps toward ensuring that undocumented immigrants...are no longer denied basic food assistance" - KQED

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