Research. Understanding. Change.

Nourish California harnesses research to illuminate problems, inform solutions, measure impact, and tell the human stories behind numbers. We pursue evidence-based policy change to prevent hunger and fight poverty. We also aim to support our allies by sharing analyses that can be integrated into their own work.

We use research to: 

We rely on the partnership of funders, researchers, and Californians with lived experience of hunger and poverty, among many others, to gather the data, perspectives, and understanding necessary to spark change. Everyone deserves food, dignity, and meaningful opportunities to thrive. Together, let’s ask and answer the questions that will help bring this important work to life.


From insights about today’s urgent priorities to perspectives on the persistent crises of hunger and poverty in California, the Nourish California library gives you access to 30 years of original research-driven publications and resources.