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

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Published on Aug 5, 2022

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

SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care onto the Assembly Floor!

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Food4All Town Hall Materials & Further Actions

Thank you for attending the Food4All Town Hall on Wednesday, July 27th. Presentation slides and materials from the event can be found below.

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State Acts to Ease Burden on Parents Adding Newborns to CalFresh Household

This past year, Nourish California worked with the CA Department of Social Services (CDSS), county CalFresh administrators, and other stakeholders, to ensure that information surrounding newborn eligibility for CalFresh is communicated clearly to families and eligibility workers. 

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Don't Keep Us in Suspense!

We're now at the point in the legislative session when a lot of bills have been or will soon be heard in their respective policy committees in their house of origin (e.g. the Human Services Committee). Read on to learn a little more about the Appropriations Committee's unique role and process for determining which bills keep moving toward the Governor's desk, and which are left behind each legislative session.

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Join our Team!

Nourish California has an opening for a new Communications Coordinator position. Why might you love this job? You will grow your skills and develop deep expertise to help you advance within our organization or join our impressive alumni working in influential government and nonprofit positions across the country.

The application closing date is 8/12 – apply today! 

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Actions

Take action today to support Food with Care!

Join us in asking the committee to move the bill on to the Assembly Floor! Please contact your Assemblymember to voice your support for Food with Care.

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Say Thanks for Funding Food4All for Undocumented Californians aged 55+

The Legislature and Governor deserve significant thanks for taking this first major step toward an equitable nutrition safety-net. They also need to hear from you that immigrants of ALL ages, regardless of immigration status, need access to critical food assistance.

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Join our movement to provide essential food assistance to California immigrants

Led by Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), the Food4All Coalition is a diverse, robust network of state and local anti-hunger, immigrant rights, and advocacy organizations. Together, we seek to expand the California Food Assistance Program to provide essential food assistance to California immigrants who are ineligible for federal CalFresh due solely to their immigration status.

Join the Coalition Today

 


Tweets of the Week

  • The hunger crisis exacerbated by the pandemic is not over. We need transformative, long-term solutions to end poverty & hunger in CA. No one should go hungry in our state. #Food4All Engage

  • Hungry children can't wait! Urge your Senators to support #freeschoolmeals for the 2022-2023 SY, #CEP, and nationwide #summer EBT in the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. https://ctt.ec/X3qNZ+ Engage

  • Our Bill to Make Healthy Food More Affordable Died in Committee. Here’s How Far We Got. https://t.co/asrGjsUQQR Engage

 


Nourish in the News

Hunger Advocates Celebrate Progress; Vow to Continue Fight, Public News Service.

Campaign pushing for anyone, regardless of immigration status, to have access to food benefit, ABC10.

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Nourish Newsletter | Videos, Contact Congress & More

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Nourish Newsletter – Food Brings People Together, Food4all in Appropriations, & More

Story:  Food Brings People Together As a formerly undocumented person, Benyamin Chao understands the impact of food inequities in the lives of immigrants. Read Benyamin’s story and join him in calling […]