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: “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 [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Governor’s Budget Released, Freshy Voting, Best Wishes Melissa & More

Changes are coming to CalFresh benefits. Here is what you should know and what Congress can do to end the benefit roller coaster.

Nourish Newsletter | Statewide Survey Findings Presentation, Food Insecurity Increases for Black and Brown Elders & More

Changes are coming to CalFresh benefits. Here is what you should know and what Congress can do to end the benefit roller coaster.

Nourish Newsletter | Changes to CalFresh, Impact of Build Back Better Act, ¿Qué cambios le gustaría ver? & More

Changes are coming to CalFresh benefits. Here is what you should know and what Congress can do to end the benefit roller coaster.

Nourish Newsletter | Videos, Contact Congress & More

The House Education & Labor Committee just voted to approve critical investments in child nutrition. We urge Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act (budget reconciliation) with all of the important child nutrition provisions adopted [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Snapshot of School Meal Access, Extending the WIC Bump, & More

California Snapshot: School Enrollment and Access to School Meals   Extend the WIC Bump The American Rescue Plan included a provision to help WIC families purchase fruits […]

Nourish Newsletter | Covid is Not Over, Sharing Health Information, & More

COVID’s not over – so why is pandemic unemployment assistance ending?   Webinar Recap: Sharing Health Information to Address Food Insecurity Because of a variety of events, […]

Nourish Newsletter | Input on Advancing Racial Justice, What’s the Deal with the Thrifty Food Plan, & More

Sharing Input on Advancing Racial Justice and Equity Nourish California submitted comments in response to a Request for Information from the United States Department of Agriculture on […]
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