Nourish Newsletter – Virtual Town Hall, Welcome Michelle, and more

Published on Jun 8, 2021

California’s P-EBT Plan is Approved

California's P-EBT plan for children under age 6 and school-age children has been approved! This plan covers benefits from Oct 2020 to May 2021. 

Read our post to learn more: 10 Things to Know About P-EBT in California

Virtual Townhall Opens Dialogue about the “A” in the Child Adult Care Food Program

Last week Nourish California and our partners at the CACFP Roundtable hosted a virtual Townhall where we focused on the Adult component of the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Visit our website to view the event recording and subscribe to updates. 

Welcoming Michelle Lee to the Nourish California Team!

This summer, Michelle Lee joined Nourish California as the 2021 Sarah Samuels Public Health Policy Fellow. Michelle will support the organization's CalFresh and child nutrition advocacy, including helping identify state policy solutions to close gaps in equitable access to food for California's children.

Read the full post and join us in welcoming Michelle. 

NEW PPIC Report: How Did CA’s Safety Net Respond During Recession?

The report provides valuable insights for policymakers to consider when making decisions about how to bolster programs that are intended to help households that fall on hard times during economic crises.

Click here to see our takeaways from the report's key findings.

Join the virtual event on June 16th to hear Caroline Danielson of PPIC present the report findings.

Advocacy Update

Right now, Governor Newsom and the Legislature are negotiating what will be included in the final 2021-22 State Budget. Call/Email the Governor today to urge him to support four critical investments in equity. 

Click here to take action! 

Nourish in the News

  • Opinion: Immigrants have been left out of food security programs. Something has to change - The San Diego Tribune
  • Advocates hope for expanded immigrant aid in final budget - CalMatters
  • Buscan más presupuesto en salud y alimentación para los trabajadores sin documentos - La opinion
  • ‘Essential for Everyone’: Food Aid Bill for Undocumented Californians Gains Momentum - KQED Standalone & Radio piece

Nourish Newsletter | Food4All Materials, CalFresh Newborn Brief & Much More

*New* Food4All Community Document A new community document that provides information about a recent policy change that would expand access to CalFresh for undocumented immigrants 55 and older is available in English and Spanish. Read more [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Food With Care Assembly Appropriations, Food4All Town Hall Materials, State Eases Burden on CalFresh Households with Newborns, Join our Team & Much More

Food with Care (SB 1481) Needs Your Support to Pass Assembly Appropriations

Nourish Newsletter | Food4All Town Hall, Food With Care Needs Your Help, White House Priorities, Join our Team & Much More

Food with Care (SB 1481) Needs Your Support to Pass Assembly Appropriations Now that SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care has passed its two policy committees in the Assembly, the bill is up for discussion in the Assembly [...]

Nourish Newsletter | #Food4All Win, Food with Care Passes Assembly Education, Community Priorities Listening Session, Join our Team & Much More

Join us for a conversation on the Community Priorities to End Hunger and Inequities Please join Nourish California and the California Association of Food Banks on July 11 at 1:00pm for a conversation about community priorities [...]

Nourish Newsletter | I’ve Been Thinking About Juneteenth, Food with Care (SB 1481) Passes Assembly Human Services! & Much More

I’ve Been Thinking About Juneteenth “So this year, I’m going to call on our decision makers across our state of California, states across the nation, and in the federal government, to do the same… Work to [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Infant Formula Shortage, SB 1481 Assembly Hearings, #Food4All Press Conference & Much More

Efforts Continue to Navigate the Formula Shortage – More Needs to Be Done There has been a severe shortage of infant milk formula in California and the entire United States since February 2022. Families are struggling [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Welcome Myisha, In solidarity with Buffalo, Food with Care Passes Unanimously & Much More

In Grief & Action Days ago, 21 precious lives were ended at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas during yet another mass shooting.  Read more   In Solidarity with Buffalo, NY Earlier this month, ten people [...]

Nourish Newsletter: “Don’t Keep us in Suspense”, New Brief on Food Insecurity, & Much More

New Brief: Food Insecurity & Poverty Among California’s Undocumented Immigrants On Friday, April 29, 2022, Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center released a brief that pairs a novel analysis of quantitative data with community [...]

Nourish Newsletter | CalFresh Forum Recap Resources, Meet our Mini-grant Partners, & Much More

CalFresh Forum Recap Resources Thanks to all who participated in the 2022 CalFresh Forum. If you missed any of the workshops, speakers, or the Freshy Awards, you can watch videos from the event. Speaker presentations and other materials [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Extend the WIC Bump, Register for the CalFresh Forum, Join our Team, Food4All Grants, & More

Registration for the March 9th 2022 CalFresh Forum is now open! Nourish California in collaboration with the California Department of Social Services CalFresh Branch extends a warm invitation to the 2022 CalFresh Forum. This year our [...]