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

Published on May 27, 2022

In Grief & Action

Days ago, 21 precious lives were ended at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas during yet another mass shooting. 

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In Solidarity with Buffalo, NY

Earlier this month, ten people were killed and three more injured during a racist, hate-filled, white supremacist act of domestic terrorism at a grocery store that serves a predominantly Black community in Buffalo, NY. 

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Welcome, Myisha!

The Nourish California Board of Directors took action at its April meeting to approve Myisha Hogan as a Director.

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Food with Care (SB 1481) Passes Senate 35-0, Moves on to Assembly!

SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care passed off of the Senate Floor on a unanimous, 35 - 0 vote. 

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AB 2153 (Arambula) Held in Assembly Appropriations, Won’t Move On this Year

AB 2153 (Arambula) the CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Supplemental Benefits Expansion, failed to pass out of the Assembly Agriculture Committee. Nourish California and SPUR, the bill’s cosponsors, are disappointed the bill will not be moving forward.

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Sign the Food4All Petition

Ask Governor Newsom to Fully Fund Food4All in the 2022-23 State Budget.

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Tell the Governor to fund Food with Care

Sign this Petition to Ask Governor Newsom to Fund Food with Care!

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Tweets of the Week

  • RT @CALimmigrant Betzabel Estudillo@Nourish_CA: This campaign has been years in the making. We appreciate the governor’s proposal, but the need is greater. Nearly half of undocumented Californians face food insecurity. It’s even worse for children - 2 out of every 3 are going hungry. #Food4All Engage

  • Inflation threatens poverty gains in California - CalMatters Engage

Instagram Post of the Week

  • Swipe for some highlights from our press conference today with @caimmigrant and @lafoodbank! 🙌 @cagovernor @gavinnewsom it’s not too late to remove exclusions to food assistance for ALL Californians, regardless of immigration status! #Food4All.  Engage

Nourish in the News

LA officials, advocates want to increase food access to undocumented Californians, ABC 7 Los Angeles.

Piden extender acceso a CalFresh a las personas indocumentadas. Telemundo 52


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Nourish Newsletter | Statewide Survey Findings Presentation, Food Insecurity Increases for Black and Brown Elders & More

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Nourish Newsletter | Changes to CalFresh, Impact of Build Back Better Act, ¿Qué cambios le gustaría ver? & More

Changes are coming to CalFresh benefits. Here is what you should know and what Congress can do to end the benefit roller coaster.

Nourish Newsletter | Videos, Contact Congress & More

The House Education & Labor Committee just voted to approve critical investments in child nutrition. We urge Congress to pass the Build Back Better Act (budget reconciliation) with all of the important child nutrition provisions adopted [...]

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Nourish Newsletter | Covid is Not Over, Sharing Health Information, & More

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Nourish Newsletter | Input on Advancing Racial Justice, What’s the Deal with the Thrifty Food Plan, & More

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Nourish Newsletter | Paving the Way to Greater Economic Justice, SHIG Webinar, & More

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Nourish Newsletter | Senior CalFresh Participation Improving, Kid Ambassadors, & More

CalFresh Senior Participation Improving Each year, Mathematica Policy Research and USDA publish the “Reaching Those in Need” report with estimates of the percentage of eligible persons, by state, […]

Nourish Newsletter – Progress for Older Californians, What We Think About the State Budget & More

Progress For Older Californians Last week, the California Department Of Aging released the first progress report of the state’s Master Plan for Aging. We had identified opportunities that […]