California Food4All Webinar: Successes, Challenges, & Lessons

California Food4All Webinar: Successes, Challenges, & Lessons Nourish California and California Immigrant Policy Center will be conducting a Food4All Webinar on Tuesday, October 18th at 10am. The purpose of the webinar is to build on recent successes of the Food4All campaign and share strategies, challenges, and lessons learned with national and state partners who are interested in learning more about the campaign or pursuing [...]

Nourish California Shares 2023 Farm Bill Priorities with CDFA

On September 30, Nourish California submitted our 2023 Farm Bill priorities to the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA). We urge CDFA to support our recommendations and call on our California Congressional Delegation to work to enact them for the benefit of all Californians who need help putting food on the table. You can read our detailed comments and recommendations here. From small [...]

Nourish California Public Comment: Serving SNAP Applicants and Participants with Limited English Proficiency

On September 9, Nourish California submitted public comment to the Federal Register in response to a proposed rule that seeks comment on a proposed information collection for the contract Serving Supplementation Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applicants and Participants with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The purpose of the Servicing SNAP LEP study is “to provide FNS with a comprehensive understanding of the language landscapes in [...]

Nourish California Public Comment: Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data in SNAP/CalFresh

On August 28, Nourish California submitted public comment to the Federal Register in response to a proposed rule that would revise  SNAP/CalFresh policy regarding collection of race/ethnicity data of program applicants and participants. According to USDA, “this rule would remove regulatory language that provides an example that state agencies might collect race and ethnicity data by observation (also referred to as ‘visual observation’) when [...]

New Policy Brief: Bridging Gaps in CalFresh Enrollment Among Newborn Infants

Improving Access to Food Assistance at Birth Background CalFresh is a crucial resource for many families that helps to feed their children and reduce poverty. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, 49 percent of California children receive CalFresh at some point in their first five years of life.  Yet despite its importance in safeguarding families’ health and well-being, more than one in [...]

Food4All is making headlines!

Food4All is making headlines. The California Legislature and Governor Newsom announced an agreement on the 2022-2023 state budget on June 26 which includes funding to remove exclusions to food assistance for Californians 55 and older, regardless of immigration status. With this historic investment, California will be the first state in the nation to provide food assistance benefits to older undocumented adults. We will continue [...]

New Brief: Food Insecurity & Poverty Among California’s Undocumented Immigrants

On Friday, April 29, 2022, Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center released a brief that pairs a novel analysis of quantitative data with community voices to demonstrate the impact of food insecurity on California’s undocumented immigrants. Read the full brief. ∗NEW∗ View the infographic. Watch the recording and view the slides. Have questions? Please contact Tia Shimada ().

Food with Care: Fair pay for child care providers. Free meals for all kids.

The version of the Build Back Better Act approved by the House Committee on Education and Labor would...

California Snapshot: Build Back Better By Investing in Child Nutrition

The version of the Build Back Better Act approved by the House Committee on Education and Labor would...

Webinar: Child Nutrition Updates and Opportunities for Action

California’s child nutrition programs have seen a lot of change in the last couple of years. With the constantly evolving policy landscape, we know it’s been hard to keep up. To help children’s advocates get up to speed, and understand where their advocacy can be most influential, Nourish California teamed up with the Children’s Advocates Roundtable for a virtual event held on September 16th. [...]

School Enrollment & Access to School Meals

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SHIG Webinar: Sharing Health Information to Better Connect Older Adults to Nutrition Supports

  California’s over-60 population is projected to diversify and grow faster than any other age group. By 2030, when all of those classified as ” Baby Boomers” have reached age 60, there will be an estimated 10.9 million older Californians. As a result, the state of California invested in significant infrastructure to promote healthy aging. […]

Webinar: Sharing Health Information to Address Food Insecurity

Because of a variety of events, including COVID-19 and the CalAIM rollout, the need to improve health information sharing in California has become apparent and urgent. Unfortunately complex data privacy laws complicate seamless coordination of care-especially when a patient’s care occurs outside of a clinic or medical office. To help remove some of those barriers […]

June 15th Child Nutrition Listening Session with the Biden Administration

On June 15th, California advocates hosted a listening session with Stacy Dean, Deputy Under Secretary for the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services. During the listening session Dean shared details about the Biden Administration’s child nutrition and WIC priorities and attendees provided input on the most impactful investments to feed California’s […]

Food Hardship Among Child Care Providers

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Underpaid: One in Four Black Child Care Workers Must Turn to CalFresh to Try to Make Ends Meet

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Even with the help Congress has provided so far, families with young children are still running out of food

Even with the help Congress has provided, families with young children are still running out of food Findings From a Statewide Survey Published on Feb 16, 2021 by Melissa Cannon Background In the fall of 2020, Nourish California engaged Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct statewide research that would help illustrate the experiences of individuals and families across California, particularly in [...]

2021 California SNAP Fact Sheet

Full Report: The Lives & Experiences of Californians in 2020

Each year, to develop our policy priorities, Nourish California seeks input from the people affected by-and engaged in-work that addresses food insecurity and other basic needs. In the fall of 2020, Nourish CA engaged Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct statewide research that would help illustrate the experiences of individuals and families across California, particularly in […]

Factsheet: Food With Care 2021

Factsheet: SB 107 (Wiener) CalFresh—Simpler for Seniors

Senator Wiener Introduces SB 107: CalFresh—Simpler for Seniors

Today, Senator Scott Wiener (SD-11) introduced SB 107, which makes two major improvements to improve access to CalFresh, particularly for low-income older adults and people with disabilities. SB 107 would achieve the following: Require the State to provide counties with simplified CalFresh applications for households solely composed of seniors and people with disabilities and no earned income (also known as ESAP Households) Ensure all applicants [...]

Nourish California 2021 State Legislative Agenda

Opportunity Everyone in California should have the food they need to thrive. From school closures to widespread layoffs,  the COVID-19 pandemic makes it even harder for many Californians to safely access nutritious food and other basic needs. We need policies that mitigate the scope and scale of harm by creating new resources for food, increasing existing supports, and minimizing barriers to both. 2021 State [...]

What We Heard: The Lives & Experiences of Californians in 2020

In the fall of 2020, Nourish CA engaged Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct statewide research that would help illustrate the experiences of individuals and families across California, particularly in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This brief highlights key findings that research. Read the brief. Lea el informe aquí. Watch the webinar. Read the full report.

2021 State Legislative Agenda

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