SB 464 (Hurtado)—Food4All Passes Assembly Human Services

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Published on Jun 30, 2021 in CalFresh, Immigrants, State Legislation

SB 464 (Hurtado)—Food4All passed out of the Assembly Human Services Committee today. Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), the bill’s co-sponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for the strong showing at today’s hearing. Over 65 organizations and individuals across the state submitted letters of support, and over 45 organizations expressed support during the hearing’s public comment period. We are grateful for all who took time out of their busy schedules to make their voices heard. Together, we can create a more equitable food assistance system that does not discriminate on the basis of immigration status. Thank you.

We would like to give a special thank you to Derek Polka, Policy & Research Manager at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. Derek provided powerful testimony at the hearing about the important role food banks play in assisting CalFresh applicants and the difficulty of turning away individuals and families due to the unjust exclusion of immigrants from CalFresh. We appreciate his willingness to share his experience and expertise with the Committee in support of SB 464.

We would also like to thank Senator Hurtado for her leadership on SB 464, and for her ongoing commitment to improving food access for low-income immigrant Californians.

What’s next?

SB 464 now moves on to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. We will be sharing next steps on how supporters can urge decision makers to ensure the bill moves past the next legislative hurdle. If you haven’t already, please sign up to receive SB 464 Food4All updates at our Action Center.

Join the Food4All campaign here.

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