Introduction to the Federal Budget Process

Each year, as the President and Congress work to craft the nation’s spending plan, your advocacy can influence the budget ultimately signed into law. Read on to learn more about the federal budget process and then take action: ask […]

We Need Clear, Fact-Based Guidance to Recover from Trump’s Public Charge Rule

We all do better when everyone has the resources they need not only to survive but to thrive. This spring, a long-sought, hard-fought change in immigration policy became a reality: The Trump-era public charge rule was permanently blocked nationwide. This means immigrants seeking lawful permanent residency in the [...]

Lesly Gallegos: No child should go to bed hungry

My name is Lesly, and I am a 20-year-old first-generation immigrant living in Merced, California. I was born in Mexico City, and, at the age of four, I crossed the Tijuana border with my mother and younger brother who […]

Celebrating Juneteenth Independence Day

Juneteenth is a “Freedom Day” celebration of the moment enslaved Black people living in Galveston, TX received “The Good News” of freedom nearly two and half years after President Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. While Juneteenth remembrance marks […]

Maribel Garcia: El acceso a la alimentación no debe depender del estado migratorio

Maribel’s story repeated below in English Mi nombre es Maribel y soy originaria de Sinaloa, México. He vivido en City Heights, San Diego, California, durante 21 años con mis dos hijas, Leslie y Gisel, y mi esposo. Siempre me […]

Still time to act! Tell Governor Newsom to invest in food security today

Yesterday, the State Legislature passed AB 128, the State Budget Act of 2021, in advance of the constitutional deadline of June 15. While often the passage of the annual budget bill would mean a deal had been reached between […]

SB 464 (Hurtado) Heads to Assembly Human Services Committee — Show Your Support!

lSB 464 (Hurtado) will be heard in Assembly Human Services Committee on Wednesday, June 30th 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 […]

Soleil Yeager: Food4All advocates for those that are overlooked

My name is Soleil, and I am a junior at San Diego High School. I was adopted from Ethiopia when I was 2 by American parents. I didn’t consider myself an immigrant for a long time, and still don’t […]

USDA Withdraws Harmful Proposed Rule to Restrict SNAP Categorical Eligibility

On June 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officially withdrew a harmful proposed rule that would have cut millions of Americans off SNAP (CalFresh in California) and could have caused hundreds of thousands of students to lose access […]

Urge Governor Newsom to Fund Food4All in Final State Budget

ESTE MENSAJE SE REPETIRÁ ABAJO EN ESPAÑOL. We are pleased that the California Legislature voted to include Food4All in its version of the 2021-22 State Budget. If enacted, the proposal would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) by […]

Urge Governor Newsom to Include CalFresh Simplification for Seniors in the State Budget

We are pleased to announce that the State Legislature’s 2021-22 State Budget package includes funding for the policies proposed in SB 107 (Wiener). State leaders have listened to our broad coalition’s call to make CalFresh easier for seniors and […]

Urge Governor Newsom to Adopt Legislature’s Universal School Meals Proposal

School Meals for Every California Kid All children deserve to be well nourished and thrive. School meals are an essential resource that help students learn, grow, and achieve at their fullest potential. By connecting children with the nutritious food […]

P-EBT Update: California’s Plan is Approved

P-EBT Update: California’s Plan is Approved 10 Things to Know About P-EBT in California 1. In early June, the United States Department of Agriculture approved California’s full plan to distribute Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits to eligible children. 2. The approved plan covers the period October 2020 through May [...]

Virtual Townhall Opens Dialogue about the “A” in the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Last week  Nourish California and our partners at the CACFP Roundtable hosted a virtual Townhall where we focused on the Adult component of the Child Adult Care Food Program( CACFP ). It was the beginning of a dialogue with […]

NEW PPIC Report: How Did CA’s Safety Net Respond During Recession?

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) analyzes how well the state’s safety net programs respond to surges in need during recessions. The report provides valuable insights for policymakers to consider when making decisions about […]

California Legislature’s Budget Proposal Includes Funding for Child Care Meals

On Tuesday, leaders in both houses of the Legislature announced early agreement on the state budget. The Legislature’s proposal includes critical investments to support child care meal service, including one time COVID-19 relief to account for the increased cost […]

Janessa Contreras: How Food Access Affects Us All

My name is Janessa, and I am a high school senior in Calexico, a border town that combines American culture with Mexican roots. It is an impoverished agricultural oasis. While it’s among the largest agriculture districts in the country […]

SB 464 (Hurtado) Passes Senate Floor!

Today, SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All passed the Senate Floor and will now move on to the Assembly. We are pleased that this brings us one step closer to ending the unjust immigrant exclusion in CalFresh We applaud Senator Hurtado for […]

Food4All Included in Legislature’s Version of 2021-22 State Budget

Today we learned that the California Legislature has included Food4All in its version of the 2021-22 State Budget. If enacted, the proposal would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) by expanding eligibility to all those excluded from CalFresh […]

Join us in welcoming Michelle Lee to the Nourish California Team!

This summer, Michelle Lee joined Nourish California as the 2021 Sarah Samuels Public Health Policy Fellow. Michelle will support the organization’s CalFresh and child nutrition advocacy, including helping identify state policy solutions to close gaps in equitable access to […]

Food4All Call-in day 5/28! Key Leaders Need to Hear from You

ESTE MENSAJE SE REPETIRÁ ABAJO EN ESPAÑOL. Now is the time to make your voice heard. State Legislative leaders are making final decisions THIS WEEKEND about which proposals will be funded in the 2021-22 state budget. We need to […]

Congress Must Strengthen Access to Child Care Meals During Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Similar to school meals, but targeted at our youngest learners, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers financial support to help child care providers feed the children in their care. The food program brings child care meals […]

Nourish California and Partners to Highlight Who serves the “A” in The Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP)

Let’s Review… There is a lot happening in child nutrition programs, and we’re here to keep you updated and engaged. Coming up fast, are three big opportunities for significant change at the federal level: the infrastructure package (American Jobs […]

SB 464 — Food4All Passes Senate Appropriations!

Today, SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All passed out of Senate Appropriations and will now move on to the Senate Floor. We are pleased that this brings us one step closer to ending the unjust immigrant exclusion in CalFresh We applaud Senator […]

CalFresh Simplification for Seniors: Key Leaders Need to Hear from You

Let’s Make CalFresh Easier for Seniors and People with Disabilities While SB 107 (Wiener) awaits a vote on the Senate Floor, we have a crucial opportunity to pass the policy through the state budget. State leaders will make final […]
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