SB 464 (Hurtado): Food4All
No Exceptions. No Exclusions.
When every person has the food they need, we all thrive. CalFresh is a critical lifeline for people struggling to make ends meet; but many immigrants are explicitly and unjustly excluded from CalFresh and our state-funded California Food Assistance Program (CFAP). This policy denies entire communities the positive health and economic benefits of CalFresh participation, deepening disparities based on racial discrimination.
Now is the time for California to champion bold policies and put forth a different vision for our nation, one where all Californians — regardless of immigration status — have the food they need.
Modernize the California Food Assistance Program to provide state-funded nutrition benefits to all Californians ineligible for CalFresh solely due to their immigration status.