Helping All Children Reach Their Full Potential

All children deserve to be well nourished and thrive. But millions of children across California live in households that struggle with food insecurity. From chronically under-resourced, racially segregated schools to a lack of stable, affordable housing, California kids face systemic barriers that perpetuate generations of poverty and hunger. To give our kids a fair shot at living the lives they want to lead, we must give every kid access to the nutritious food they need.

Our Work

Nourish California advocates progressive policy solutions that help connect children with the food they need to learn, grow, and achieve at their fullest potential.

We led efforts to enact landmark legislation that gives all students in California’s highest poverty schools guaranteed access to free breakfast and lunch each day. We also led the hard-fought campaign to give California’s charter school students equitable access to nutritious, affordable school meals.

California’s extraordinarily high cost of living means many families will struggle to make ends meet without qualifying for any nutrition assistance. So we must also advance solutions that serve children whose families fall into the harmful gap between a living wage and program eligibility.