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TAKE ACTION: Urge key elected officials to reject proposed delays to Food4All 55+

DON’T WAIT! TAKE ACTION NOW! The Governor’s May Revision to the 2024-2025 state budget proposes a two-year delay to the CFAP expansion for Californians ages 55 and older, regardless of immigration status. This delay continues the harm to California’s undocumented communities, who experience food insecurity at disproportionately high rates.  Your voice makes a difference – join us in directly telling key elected leaders why [...]
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SUN Bucks, a new summer food program is coming in 2024!

**Traducido al Español abajo President Biden signed The Omnibus Bill in December 2022, creating a permanent Summer EBT program: SUN Bucks. The California Department of Social Services has submitted a plan to USDA to implement the program in 2024 and provide benefits to eligible children.This new program can help fight the higher rates of food insecurity children experience during the summer by providing a monthly [...]

Advancing CA Food Security and Public Safety Through SB 1254

Advancing California Food Security and Public Safety Through SB 1254 As we celebrate a significant milestone in our mission to enhance food security and public safety in California, we are pleased to announce that SB 1254 has successfully passed the Senate floor and is now headed to the Assembly. This legislation, also known as the Food for Re-entry and Ensuring Stable Homes (FRESH) Act, [...]

Nourish California 2024 Federal Legislative Agenda

We envision a California where everyone thrives and has equitable access to food, resources, and opportunity. Working with the federal legislature, the Biden administration, partners, and community members, Nourish California strives to secure bold actions that tackle the alarming, persistent rates of hunger and hardship across our state. We invite you to review our Federal Legislative Agenda and join us in our advocacy. Our [...]

*New* Food4All Data Release – Poverty Rates Among Undocumented Californians

Gaps in the Safety Net: Poverty Among Undocumented Californians The Food4All campaign is releasing a new data infographic highlighting data from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC). California’s social safety net protects families during times of economic hardship – but undocumented Californians are unjustly excluded from many safety net programs due solely to immigration status. California Poverty Measure (CPM) data shows the disproportionate [...]

Nourish California 2024 State Administrative Agenda

Every year, more Californians worry about running out of money to buy food they need. Through administrative advocacy, we collaborate with partners, community members, and state agencies to enact policy changes and work on solutions that address food insecurity across our state. We invite you to review our State Administrative Agenda and join us in our advocacy to ensure everyone in California has enough [...]

Understanding Food Insecurity and Hunger in California

Key Findings from Focus Groups and Surveys Conducted in October 2023 Survey Findings Focus Group Findings Key takeaways Food insecurity in the golden state continues to persist despite the efforts of state and federal benefit programs. Middle and low-income Californians continue to worry about and experience running out of money to buy food. In 2023, Nourish California partnered with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & [...]

Nourish California 2024 State Legislative Agenda

All Californians deserve access to nutritious food and other basic needs. Our team at Nourish California is working with the state legislature, the Newsom administration, partners, and community members to secure bold actions that tackle the alarming, persistent rates of hunger and hardship across our state. We invite you to review our State Legislative Agenda and join us in our advocacy to ensure everyone [...]

Nourish California 2023 Federal Agenda

All Californians deserve to be well nourished and thrive. Our team at Nourish California is working with the federal legislature, the Biden administration, partners, and community members to secure bold actions that tackle the alarming, persistent rates of hunger and hardship across our state. We invite you to join us in our advocacy to ensure everyone in California thrives and has equitable access to food, resources, [...]

Food Hardships and Opportunities for Change

On March 22, 2023, Nourish California shared key findings from a series of focus groups and recent statewide surveys that asked Californians about their experiences accessing the food they need and want. This research was conducted in partnership with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3). You can access the recording of the webinar here and the presentation slides here. Español: Dificultades alimentarias y oportunidades [...]

Nourish California 2023 State Legislative Agenda

All Californians deserve access to nutritious food and other basic needs. Our team at Nourish California is working with the state legislature, the Newsom administration, partners, and community members to secure bold actions that tackle the alarming, persistent rates of hunger and hardship across our state. We invite you to join us in our advocacy to ensure everyone in California has enough to eat. [...]

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 (tia@nourishca.org).

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

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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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