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

Published on Jan 21, 2022

Key Investments in the Governor’s 2022-23 Budget Proposal Help Meet the Basic Needs of Californians, But Don’t Do Enough to Address Hunger

On January 10, Governor Newsom introduced his 2022-23 State Budget proposal, which includes key investments that would expand access to safety net programs for Californians with low income.

Read more.


Best Wishes, Melissa Cannon!

Our amazing colleague has left Nourish California for public service.

Read about Melissa's impact and her transition.


Advocates Come Together to Help Shape the Policy and Campaign to Bring Free Meals to All Kids in Child Care

On January 13th, interested stakeholders came together for a strategic meeting to plan for the 2022 Food with Care campaign.

Read more or watch a recording of the Townhall event.


Nourish California's 2022 State Legislative Agenda

We have identified opportunities that the California State Legislature can seize now to connect Californians to the food they need to thrive.

Read more.



The Polls are Open: Vote for the Freshy Awards

The 2022 Freshy Award nominations are in and voting has begun! The winners, to be selected based on your votes, will be announced at the Virtual CalFresh Forum on March 9th. The Freshy Awards honor the actions of individual Californians and organizations from across the state who have worked diligently in the last year to improve CalFresh.

Get your ballot now!


Nourish in the News

"Millones de niños reciben $365 adicionales en su tarjeta alimentaria P-EBT, pero no lo han reclamado en California"  Univision LA

"Newsom proposes expanding food assistance benefits to older undocumented Californians."  KVPR

Tweet of the Week

  • BREAKING NEWS! @CAgovernor included #Food4All in his Jan #CABudget for immigrants ages 55+ excluded from CalFresh due to immigration status. We'll continue to work with @Senator_Hurtado so all immigrant Californians can also access the food they need! Engage

Instagram Post of the Week

  • California recently became the first state in the nation to expand free meals to all K-12 students. Join Nourish California and the CACFP Roundtable and help advocate a similar investment in our youngest learners. Engage

Past Newsletters

Nourish Newsletter | Food4All Materials, CalFresh Newborn Brief & Much More

*New* Food4All Community Document A new community document that provides information about a recent policy change that would expand access to CalFresh for undocumented immigrants 55 and older is available in English and Spanish. Read more [...]

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

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

Nourish Newsletter | Food4All Town Hall, Food With Care Needs Your Help, White House Priorities, Join our Team & Much More

Food with Care (SB 1481) Needs Your Support to Pass Assembly Appropriations Now that SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care has passed its two policy committees in the Assembly, the bill is up for discussion in the Assembly [...]

Nourish Newsletter | #Food4All Win, Food with Care Passes Assembly Education, Community Priorities Listening Session, Join our Team & Much More

Join us for a conversation on the Community Priorities to End Hunger and Inequities Please join Nourish California and the California Association of Food Banks on July 11 at 1:00pm for a conversation about community priorities [...]

Nourish Newsletter | I’ve Been Thinking About Juneteenth, Food with Care (SB 1481) Passes Assembly Human Services! & Much More

I’ve Been Thinking About Juneteenth “So this year, I’m going to call on our decision makers across our state of California, states across the nation, and in the federal government, to do the same… Work to [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Infant Formula Shortage, SB 1481 Assembly Hearings, #Food4All Press Conference & Much More

Efforts Continue to Navigate the Formula Shortage – More Needs to Be Done There has been a severe shortage of infant milk formula in California and the entire United States since February 2022. Families are struggling [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Welcome Myisha, In solidarity with Buffalo, Food with Care Passes Unanimously & Much More

In Grief & Action Days ago, 21 precious lives were ended at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas during yet another mass shooting.  Read more   In Solidarity with Buffalo, NY Earlier this month, ten people [...]

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 [...]