SB 1254 (Becker) Passes Senate Appropriations, Moves on to Senate Floor

Published on May 17, 2024 in Adults, CalFresh, Older Adults, State Legislation

Yesterday, SB 1254 (Becker) — The FRESH Act — passed the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 5-2 vote.  The bill now moves on to the Senate Floor and is one step closer to ensuring people leaving jails or prisons have timely access to basic needs like food. Thank you for your support and advocacy that has propelled our progress so far this legislative session.

Here are a few easy ways you can help SB 1254 pass the Senate Floor

Contact your Senator and tell them to vote "Yes on SB 1254!" (find your rep here):

Sample script:

Hi, my name is _____ and I live in ______. I’m calling to urge Senator ______ to vote YES on SB 1254, a bill that will allow people leaving jails or prisons to pre-enroll in CalFresh. Please support SB 1254.Thank you.

  • Food insecurity is one of the most challenging hurdles that previously incarcerated individuals face upon re-entry.
  • SB 1254, The FRESH Act, removes unnecessary barriers to re-entry. In doing so, it helps reduce food insecurity in California and builds upon existing work in effectively connecting individuals with state services. 

2) Show your support on social media!

Tweet or post your support!

Sample tweets:

  • #SB1254 will ensure people leaving jails or prisons have the food they need to thrive. Plz support SB 1254  
  • #SB1254 will help more Californians afford the foods they need. Plz support SB 1254 
  • #SB1254 will help people have #ThrivingTransitions and reduce homelessness. Plz support SB 1254 

Thank you for your support and advocacy!

Have questions? Contact: Kameron Mims-Jones at or Jared Call at