Nourish Newsletter – Progress for Older Californians, What We Think About the State Budget & More

Progress For Older Californians Last week, the California Department Of Aging released the first progress report of the state’s Master Plan for Aging. We had identified opportunities that would support our priorities for Californians to age with food and dignity […]

First Master Plan for Aging Progress Report Highlights CalFresh Simplification Wins

Last week, the California Department Of Aging released the first progress report of the state’s Master Plan for Aging (MPA) work to date. The MPA aims to build a California for All Ages by 2030 through the achievement of Five Strategic Goals, including Goal Five, Affordable Aging.  Nourish [...]

2021-22 State Budget Includes Nutrition Investments but Long-Term Commitments Still Needed

On July 16, Governor Newsom signed the remaining trailer bills concerning food and nutrition policies to implement the Budget Act of 2021-22. The final budget makes significant one-time and ongoing investments to bolster the state’s nutrition safety net now and in future years. We thank the Governor and [...]

Nourish Newsletter – Food Brings People Together, Food4all in Appropriations, & More

Story:  Food Brings People Together As a formerly undocumented person, Benyamin Chao understands the impact of food inequities in the lives of immigrants. Read Benyamin’s story and join him in calling on our elected officials and our governor to remove the immigration status […]

Benyamin Chao: Food brings people together

As a formerly undocumented person, I understand the impact of food inequities in the lives of immigrants. When I was undocumented, my sibling was arrested and detained by ICE. I would visit him every weekend with my mom to […]

SB 464 (Hurtado)—Food4All Heads to Assembly Appropriations

ESTE MENSAJE SE REPETIRÁ ABAJO EN ESPAÑOL. Now that SB 464-Food for All has passed the Assembly Human Services Committee, the bill is moving to the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the Assembly Appropriations Committee to move […]

Nourish Newsletter – Job Opportunity, State Budget Updates, and more

Join Our Team We are hiring a Policy Advocate. One reason why you may love this job: You get to contribute to a larger movement of individuals, communities, and organizations seeking to disrupt poverty and extend equitable opportunity to […]

USDA Rescinds Harmful Rule on ABAWD Time Limits

On June 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rescinded a harmful 2019 rule titled “Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents. The Trump Administration rule, if implemented, would have resulted in over 700,000 households losing […]

Nourish California Offices Closed During the Week of July 5th

We need a break.  It has been a challenging 16 months.  We won’t be working during the week of July 5th so that we can relax and recharge.   We hope that you can get some time away as […]

SB 464 (Hurtado)—Food4All Passes Assembly Human Services

SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All passed out of the Assembly 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. […]

State Budget Includes Funding for Universal School Meals

The 2021-22 state budget announced June 28 includes a historic investment in school nutrition. Thanks to the leadership and vision of Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), California is the first state in the nation to allow schools to serve free […]

Governor and Legislature Strike Budget Deal with Funding for Child Care Meals

On Friday, leaders in both houses of the Legislature announced a budget deal with Governor Newsom. The agreed-upon budget (AB/SB-129) includes on-going funding for meals served in child care and early education programs. California Assemblymembers and Senators passed the […]

New Statewide ABAWD Time Limit Waiver Approved

The California Department of Social Services CalFresh Branch request to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to waive the three-month CalFresh time limit

Funding for Food4All Implementation Included in 2021-22 State Budget

We are pleased to share that the 2021-22 State Budget includes funding to begin implementation of the Food4All proposal. The funding and accompanying trailer bill language will move the state toward the modernized California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) proposed […]

CalFresh Simplification for Seniors Included in the State Budget

We are thrilled to announce that the 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 people with […]

Nourish Newsletter – Intro to the Federal Budget Process, Public Charge, and more

Intro 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.  Learn more about the federal budget process and then […]

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. Now […]

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!

SB 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 […]
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