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

Published on Sep 13, 2021

California Snapshot: School Enrollment and Access to School Meals

In this fact sheet, we assess the number of California students currently eligible for free school meals and anticipated effects of policies to expand the reach of school nutrition programs.

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Extend the WIC Bump

The American Rescue Plan included a provision to help WIC families purchase fruits and vegetables. This extra support is helping nearly one million Californians improve the quality and quantity of foods they can purchase.  The WIC benefit bump is life-changing for many families, but it will end on September 30th without congressional action.

Learn more

 

House Committees Mark Up $3.5 Trillion Budget Reconciliation Package

As millions of Californians lose financial assistance designed to help manage the worst effects of the pandemic, key committees in the House of Representatives are scheduled to consider legislation with the potential to pave the way for greater economic relief.

Read more and take action

 


Events

Five Reasons to Apply for CEP in 2021

So why is it important to apply for the Community Eligibility Provision NOW? Join our panel of local and national experts to find out. You’ll learn how schools and students will benefit from enrolling in CEP for the 2021-22 school year. You’ll have opportunities to ask questions and share your insights. Learn more and register.

 


Tweet of the Week

  • All children deserved to be well nourished and thrive. Federal resources for #UniversalSchoolMeals and #SummerEBT can help achieve and sustain that vision https://nourishca.org/publications/school-enrollment-access-school-meals/ via  @Nourish_CA  #HungerAwarenessMonth. Engage

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