Sign-On Today! Tell State Budget Leaders to Boost CalFresh Benefits

Published on Mar 23, 2022 in CalFresh, Older Adults, State Legislation

CalFresh helps over 4.5 million people put food on the table, but the federally-set benefit levels limit participants' ability to purchase enough food to last through the month. Supplemental benefit programs provide matching dollars tied to the purchase of California-grown vegetables and fruit. These matching programs operate locally across the state to make purchasing food more affordable for Californians with low-income.

This urgent budget proposal will expand California Fruit and Vegetable Supplemental Benefits to be available to hundreds of thousands of households across the state. This will, in the short-term, help families afford the foods they need to stay healthy and help alleviate the economic strain farmers are currently facing. In the long-term, it will position the program to become permanently available to CalFresh families throughout California.

It is a “win-win-win” that reduces hunger, improves public health, and boosts California’s agricultural economy.

Take Action

Join Nourish California and SPUR in calling on state budget leaders to fund the CalFresh Fruit and Vegetable Supplemental Benefits Expansion in the 2022-23 State Budget. Boost CalFresh benefits and support California agriculture.

Read our budget request letter here and fill out the short form below to add your name and upload your organization's logo to be added to the sign-on letter.

Budget Request Sign-On: CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Supplemental Benefits Expansion

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