Nourish Newsletter | Statewide Survey Findings Presentation, Food Insecurity Increases for Black and Brown Elders & More
Published on Dec 17, 2021
Recap: What We Heard: The Lives & Experiences of Californians in 2021
In an effort to better understand Californians’ experiences with accessing food and other critical resources, Nourish California partnered with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct focus groups and a statewide survey of individuals with low and middle incomes. We held a webinar to share the findings on 12/9/2021.
Watch a video or download a copy of the presentation.
Blog Post: Worry. Stress. Covid.
A discussion of a primary finding from the statewide survey along with some recommended actions.
Food Insecurity for Our Black and Brown Elders Got Worse
Overall food insecurity numbers disguise a bleak picture for certain racial and ethnic groups, especially our Black and Brown elders.
State Leaders Must Continue to Invest in the Nutrition Safety Net
California leaders have acted boldly to buttress the state’s safety net during the Covid-19 crisis. The state has issued direct relief payments, provided shelter for the unhoused, and funded food banks. But despite those commendable actions, our government programs often still don’t reach people who need help meeting their basic needs.
Access is Everything: Check out our new Action Center!
For nearly thirty years, Nourish California has been advocating for equitable access to food. Now we are making advocacy itself more accessible with the launch of our new Action Center.
Every Kid, Every Day: Tell Congress to Invest in Child Nutrition
In November, the U.S. House of Representatives passed President Biden's Build Back Better Act. Now the Senate must do its part.
Make A Freshy Nomination
There is still time to nominate someone for outstanding efforts.
Amplify the Impact of Nourish California’s Work
Everyone in California should have enough to eat. If you agree, consider a donation in support of our work.
Nourish in the News
"La mayoría de los californianos están preocupados por quedarse sin alimento." The Los Angeles Times
Tweet of the Week
Poverty Results from Structural Barriers, Not Personal Choices. Safety Net Programs Should Reflect That Fact: https://urbn.is/3djp6XZ via @urbaninstitute. Engage