Don’t Keep Us in Suspense!

Don’t Keep Us in Suspense! Explaining the California Legislature Appropriations Committees’ Suspense File We’re now at the point in the legislative session when a lot of bills have been or will soon be heard in their respective policy committees in their house of origin (e.g. the Human Services [...]

Early care educators in California must turn to CalFresh to try to make ends meet

Early educators – disproportionately women of color and immigrant women – have stepped up to the challenge of providing early learning and care to support California’s families during this unprecedented crisis, but many are not paid enough to meet […]

President’s Discretionary Budget Would Make Historic Investment

On April 9th, President Biden released an outline of his fiscal year 2022 spending priorities for the portion of the budget that is appropriated annually – known as discretionary spending. The $1.5 trillion proposed budget is a sharp departure […]

Thanks to your advocacy, more children will receive free school meals next school year

Nourish California commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture for its decision to extend nationwide Community Eligibility Provision deadlines. The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) is a federal program that enables schools to serve free meals to all students in high-poverty schools. The economic effects of COVID-19 mean more schools [...]

Say ‘Hello’ to Our Food4All Mini-Grant Partners

We excited to present our Food4All mini-grant partners! These 10 organizations are working closely with Nourish California to uplift the Food4All campaign and communicate its value to policymakers and their own communities. Thanks to The California Endowment and Stupski […]

USDA Increases SNAP Benefits for Households Left Out of Emergency Allotments

We have good news to share! USDA recently announced that they are taking action to provide $1 billion per month in additional food assistance to an estimated 25 million SNAP participants. Those households did not receive SNAP Emergency Allotments because the prior administration deemed them ineligible for the [...]

Congress Must Advance Bold Solutions Through Child Nutrition Reauthorization

As the pandemic shut down schools across the nation, lines for school meals stretched across whole city blocks. The demand brought visibility to an otherwise silent problem while elevating the need for permanent solutions to child hunger and economic […]

SB 464 — Food4All Heads to Senate Appropriations

Now that SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food for All has passed its first legislative hurdle, the bill is up for discussion in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the Senate Appropriations Committee to move the bill on to the Senate Floor! […]

SB 464 — Food4All Passes Senate Human Services

SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All passed out of the Senate Human Services Committee today. Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), the bill’s co-sponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for the strong showing at today’s hearing. Over […]

Stop AAPI Hate

Nourish California stands in solidarity with the six million Asian American and Pacific Islanders who call California home.  We call on ourselves — and our partners, friends, communities, and leaders to: Acknowledge California’s history of anti-Asian Discrimination and Violence […]

We led by shutting down. Here is how we are leading in the recovery.

One year ago we answered the call. Dr. Bob Ross of the California Endowment urged us to lead by “shutting it down.” This was in advance of any state or local orders. We hoped to do our part in […]

SB 107 Heads to Senate Floor

After passage in the Senate Human Services Committee on a unanimous, bi-partisan vote, SB 107 (Wiener) was deemed eligible for Rule 28.8 by the Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee. The bill will now head directly to the Senate Floor, without the need for a hearing in the [...]

American Rescue Plan Will Soon Deliver COVID Relief to Millions of Californians

This afternoon, President Biden signed H.R.1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, into law. Nourish California commends the California congressional delegation for helping usher in the $1.9 trillion federal aid package, one of the largest in history. In […]

Food4All Heads to Committee — Show Your Support!

SB 464: Food4All (Hurtado) will be heard in the Senate Human Services Committee Tuesday, March 23rd at 1:30pm. SB 464 would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFPA) to provide state-funded nutrition benefits to all Californians ineligible for CalFresh solely […]

Trump’s Public Charge Rule Permanently Blocked Nationwide

Yesterday, March 9th, the U.S. Department of Justice dropped its legal defense of Trump’s public charge rule. Shortly after, the U.S. Supreme Court and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the government’s appeals  – allowing a federal court order […]

New Research: Public Charge, Food Security, and Access to Health Care

Earlier this month, our friends at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research published a brief assessing the harm caused by the Trump Administration’s changes to the public charge rule. The brief highlights the need for inclusive policies that work for all who call California home. The researchers [...]

SB 107 Passes Senate Human Services

SB 107 (Wiener) passed out of Senate Human Services today on a unanimous, bipartisan vote.  Nourish California and our bill cosponsors, AARP-CA, CA Association of Food Banks, and San Francisco-Marin Food Bank would like to thank the bill’s supporters for such  a strong showing at today’s hearing. Over [...]

2021 Sarah Samuels Public Health Policy Fellowship

The 2021 position is now open. Read the full posting. Long-time board member Sarah Samuels left an indelible mark on our organization. Sarah was a leader in conducting and applying research to shape sound nutrition policies. She was also a […]

New Federal Rule Could Remove Barriers to Supportive Services

A new federal rule change is poised to remove a barrier that has been standing between Californians and the food they need to thrive. The Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Civil Rights is proposing to modify […]

House Relief Package Would Deliver Much Needed Help to Millions of Californians

Last week, the House passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package. The bill now moves to the Senate for consideration. Nourish California commends House Chairs and Members of the California delegation for the important legislation passed out of their […]

Food4All Mini-Grant Application

Application is now closed. Thank you for your interest in applying for a Food4All Mini-Grant. Nourish California is providing ten (10) mini-grants to local/regional grassroots, immigrant rights, anti-hunger, and health promoting organizations to help mobilize and engage in the […]

Sen. Hurtado Introduces SB 464: Food4All – Join the Campaign!

Today, Senator Hurtado introduced SB 464: Food4All! SB 464 would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide essential food assistance to California immigrants who are locked out of CalFresh just for their immigration status. Nourish California and […]

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 [...]

SB 107 (Wiener) Heads to First Hearing, Show Your Support Today!

SB 107 (Wiener) is headed to its first hearing in the Senate Human Services Committee. This urgent bill would make it easier for eligible low-income Californians to sign up and stay connected to CalFresh, particularly older adults and people with disabilities. Submit a letter of support for SB [...]

What’s Coming Next? Pandemic EBT Update

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) provides food benefits to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and who have been affected by school closures due to the pandemic. The program continues to evolve, particularly with changes in federal […]
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