Building a "Food for All" California
Immigrant Californians are our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and family. California is home to more than 11 million immigrants, with nearly half of all children in our state being children of immigrants. Immigrants are integral members of our communities. Yet immigrant Californians often face unjust barriers to meeting their most basic needs, including food.
Our collective health and prosperity depend on all Californians having equitable access to nutritious, affordable food, no matter where they were born.
Hunger does not discriminate—and neither should we.
Nourish California advocates an end to discriminatory, exclusionary policies that limit equitable opportunities—and equitable access to essential resources—for immigrant Californians.
We lead the Food4All campaign, which commits to ensuring that all California immigrants can access nutrition assistance if and when they need it. We also collaborate with state and national partners, including immigrant rights and health organizations, to mitigate the harm of federal immigration policy. That includes regulatory changes, such as public charge, which have driven many immigrant families to disenroll from CalFresh, WIC, and other vital programs for which they are eligible.
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