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

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Published on Jul 1, 2022

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 to end hunger and inequities.

This listening session is for all to share their experiences, stories, and ideas about how the federal government should support the health and well-being of individuals and families. The session will be conducted in English with simultaneous Spanish interpretation.

To facilitate discussion, this session will be limited to 80 participants.

Learn more and register here.

 

Join our Team!

Nourish California has an opening for a new Communications Coordinator position.

Read more or visit our career opportunities page.

 

The Dignity and Necessity of Bodily Autonomy

Nourish California stands firmly with all who are fighting for their rights to bodily autonomy and choice. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and strike down the constitutional right to abortion is rooted in the long-standing oppression of race, gender, and reproductive rights.

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Food With Care (SB 1481) Passes Assembly Education on Unanimous Consent

Yesterday, SB 1481 (Becker) passed out of the Assembly Education Committee on consent, with a unanimous, 7-0 vote. The bill now moves on to Assembly Appropriations.

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CA invests in Food4All for undocumented immigrants 55 and older

BIG NEWS! California will be the first state in the nation to provide food assistance benefits to undocumented adults.

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Actions

Join the Food4All Coalition

Join our movement to provide essential food assistance to California immigrants. The Food4All coalition will continue to be active during the legislative summer recess.

Take Action Now

Ask Congress to Support the WIC Act

The bipartisan Wise Investment in our Children (WIC) Act (S.853 / H.R.2011) takes important steps to help close gaps in access to the WIC program.

Take Action Now

 


Tweets of the Week

  • For LGBTQ People, Recent Anti-Discrimination Advances Could Lessen Barriers to Economic Inclusion. https://t.co/KJyByMCrcJ. Engage

  • California will be the first state in the US to ensure that ALL residents 55 & older can access food assistance. #Food4All means not leaving those younger than 55 behind. We urge @GavinNewsom to remove all exclusions to food assistance, regardless of age or immigration status! Engage

  • @TyJonesCox: Infant formula shortages have brought attention to the role that WIC, which serves more than 40 percent of U.S. infants & accounts for more than half of formula consumption, plays in the infant formula market. More from @CenterOnBudget. https://t.co/REPoobL83i. Engage

Instagram Post of the Week

  • BIG NEWS! Last night, @cagovernor and the California Legislature reached an agreement on the final 2022-2023 State Budget which includes funding for #Food4All. Engage

 


Nourish in the News

‘Historic investment.’ California makes history with food benefits for undocumented residents, The Sacramento Bee.

California to become first state to offer food benefits to some immigrants who live in U.S. illegally, Los Angeles Times.

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