Support SB 600 (Menjivar) to Raise the CalFresh Minimum Benefit

Published on Mar 30, 2023 in CalFresh, State Legislation

More than an estimated five million Californians will experience a devastating cut to their CalFresh benefits when federally funded emergency (pandemic) allotments end in March 2023. The average CalFresh household will lose $163 per month. More than one in 10 households will see their benefits slashed from $281 to $23 per month.

Increasing the minimum CalFresh benefit is one way to help mitigate this loss. California can — and should — join the several other states that have already taken this action to help prevent poverty and food insecurity.

SB 600 will increase the CalFresh minimum benefit so no household receives less than $50 per month. The bill will be heard in the Senate Human Services Committee on April 17. Make your voice heard by submitting a letter of support by April 10.

Click here for a customizable letter of support with instructions on how to submit.

Thank you for your support and advocacy!


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