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 [...]

Food With Care (SB 1481) Held in Assembly Appropriations, Won’t Move On This Year

Today, SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care failed to pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Nourish California and the CACFP Roundtable, the bill’s cosponsors, are disappointed the bill will not be moving forward. However, we remain committed to pursuing policies that will support free meals for kids in [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Food With Care Assembly Appropriations, Food4All Town Hall Materials, State Eases Burden on CalFresh Households with Newborns, Join our Team & Much More

Food with Care (SB 1481) Needs Your Support to Pass Assembly Appropriations

Food with Care (SB 1481) Needs Your Support to Pass Assembly Appropriations

Now that SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care has passed its two policy committees in the Assembly, the bill is up for discussion in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the committee to move the bill on to the Assembly Floor! Here are two ways to [...]

Food4All Town Hall Materials & Further Actions

Thank you for attending the Food4All Town Hall on Wednesday, July 27th hosted by Nourish California, Latino Coalition for a Health California (LCHC), and California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC). We had such a robust conversation about the continued fight for #Food4All with one of our budget champions Assemblymember [...]

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 [...]

State Acts to Ease Burden on Parents Adding Newborns to CalFresh Household

CalFresh is our largest, most impactful anti-hunger program. It remains 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 [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Food4All Town Hall, Food With Care Needs Your Help, White House Priorities, Join our Team & Much More

Food with Care (SB 1481) Needs Your Support to Pass Assembly Appropriations Now that SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care has passed its two policy committees in the Assembly, the bill is up for discussion in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Read more   Community Priorities to End Hunger and Eliminate [...]

Community Priorities to End Hunger and Eliminate Disparities

Priorities for the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health Community Priorities to End Hunger and Eliminate Disparities For the first time in more than fifty years, the President of the United States is holding a White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health in September 2022. [...]

2022-23 State Budget Includes Anti-Hunger Investments but Misses Opportunity for Historic Progress

This week, Governor Newsom and the Legislature reached a final agreement on the 2022-23 State Budget. The newly-signed $300 billion budget makes largely one-time investments, continues to build the state’s reserves, and includes a tax rebate program that will send direct payments to nearly 20 million Californians. While [...]

Nourish Newsletter | #Food4All Win, Food with Care Passes Assembly Education, Community Priorities Listening Session, Join our Team & Much More

Join us for a conversation on the Community Priorities to End Hunger and Inequities Please join Nourish California and the California Association of Food Banks on July 11 at 1:00pm for a conversation about community priorities to end hunger and inequities. This listening session is for all to [...]

The Dignity and Necessity of Bodily Autonomy

Nourish California stands firmly with all who are fighting for their rights to bodily autonomy and choice. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and strike down the constitutional right to abortion is rooted in the long-standing oppression of race, gender, and reproductive rights.  All [...]
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Job Announcement: Communications Coordinator

Opening: Communications Coordinator Nourish California has an opening for a new Communications Coordinator position. Communications Coordinator Salary:  $65,000 – $80,000 Annually Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours) Reports to:  Director of Engagement or Senior Advocate Job Description:  Link Closing Date:  8/12/2022 Purpose Join a dynamic team of policy advocates [...]

Food With Care (SB 1481) Passes Assembly Education on Unanimous Consent

Yesterday, SB 1481 (Becker) passed out of the Assembly Education Committee on consent, with a unanimous, 7 -0 vote. The bill now moves on to Assembly Appropriations. Nourish California and our bill co-sponsors the CACFP Roundtable thank the Chair and members of the Education Committee for their support, [...]

Online Application: Communications Coordinator

Application to Nourish California for Communications Coordinator Position Step 1 of 4 25% Your Contact Information Your Name (as it appears on your resume) First Last Your Email Address(Required) Enter Email Confirm Email Mailing Address Street Address Address Line 2 City State / Province / Region ZIP / [...]

CA invests in Food4All for undocumented immigrants 55 and older

BIG NEWS! Last night, the Governor and California Legislature reached an agreement on the final 2022-2023 State Budget which includes funding for Food4All to remove exclusions to the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP)/CalFresh for Californians 55 and older, regardless of immigration status. This means that California will be the first [...]

Nourish Newsletter | I’ve Been Thinking About Juneteenth, Food with Care (SB 1481) Passes Assembly Human Services! & Much More

I’ve Been Thinking About Juneteenth “So this year, I’m going to call on our decision makers across our state of California, states across the nation, and in the federal government, to do the same… Work to substantively dismantle structural racism.” Listen to the full audio message on our [...]

I’ve Been Thinking About Juneteenth

  Transcript: My name is Kameron Mims-Jones, and I’m a policy advocate with Nourish California. And I’ve been thinking about Juneteenth. I must admit that there is a tension and a tightness in my chest as I think about the national observance of Juneteenth. As a kid, I [...]

Food with Care (SB 1481) Heads to Assembly Education, Show Your Support Today!

After passing Assembly Human Services on a unanimous, 7 -0 vote, SB 1481 (Becker) is headed to its next hearing in the Assembly Education Committee. Thank you to all of our partners and supporters who helped get the bill this far. Your advocacy has brought us closer than [...]

Food with Care (SB 1481) Passes Assembly Human Services!

SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care passed out of the Assembly Human Services Committee today on a unanimous 7 – 0 vote! Nourish California and the CACFP Roundtable, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for the strong showing at today’s hearing. Thanks to [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Infant Formula Shortage, SB 1481 Assembly Hearings, #Food4All Press Conference & Much More

Efforts Continue to Navigate the Formula Shortage – More Needs to Be Done There has been a severe shortage of infant milk formula in California and the entire United States since February 2022. Families are struggling to feed their babies, going from store to store searching for formula [...]

Efforts Continue to Navigate the Formula Shortage – More Needs to Be Done

Abbott Nutrition Plant Resumes Manufacturing Infant Formula.   There has been a severe shortage of infant milk formula in California and the entire United States since February 2022.  Families are struggling to feed their babies, going from store to store searching for formula while shelves continue to be [...]

SB 1481 (Becker) Heads to Assembly Hearings, Show Your Support Today!

SB 1481 (Becker) is headed to its first hearings in the Assembly, the Human Services and Education Committees. Thank you to all of our partners and supporters who helped get the bill through the Senate. Your advocacy has brought us closer than ever to ensuring free daily meals [...]

#Food4All May Revise Press Conference in Community

On Friday, May 20th, the #Food4All Coalition hosted a press conference in partnership with the LA Regional Food Bank to urge Governor Newsom to include full funding for Food4All in the final enacted 2022-23 state budget. This was our first in-person Food4All coalition event, and we were so [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Welcome Myisha, In solidarity with Buffalo, Food with Care Passes Unanimously & Much More

In Grief & Action Days ago, 21 precious lives were ended at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas during yet another mass shooting.  Read more   In Solidarity with Buffalo, NY Earlier this month, ten people were killed and three more injured during a racist, hate-filled, white supremacist [...]
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