Nourish Newsletter | CalFresh Forum Recap Resources, Meet our Mini-grant Partners, & Much More

Published on Mar 22, 2022

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 are also available.

View the Recap Resources


A van ride paved the way from Health4All to Food4All

Read about the connections between Health4All and Food4all, as well the ongoing inspiration Health4All provides.

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Annual Report for ESAP Households Waived Starting March 1

Over time, more than 1,000,000 households could benefit from the new policy.

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School Meal Budget Hearing: Assembly Subcommittee on Education

Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2 (Education Finance) held a hearing on school nutrition, including state investments to implement universal school meals. Read our comment to the subcommittee, highlighting the need for guaranteed levels of funding.

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Say ‘Hello’ to Our 2022 Food4All Mini-Grant Partners

These nine organizations are working closely with Nourish California to uplift the Food4All campaign and communicate its value to policymakers and their own communities.

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Tell state budget leaders to fund Food with Care

Free meals for all kids. Fair pay for providers.

Take Action Now


Tweet of the Week

  • All kids deserve to be well-nourished and thrive — especially our youngest learners. Supporting Food with Care (SB 1481) means:
    1) Free meals for all kids
    2) Fair pay for providers. Engage

Instagram Post of the Week

  • Learn how Health4All continues to inspire and inform the Food4All movement. Engage

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