Now Accepting 2023 Freshy Nominations!

Now Accepting Freshy Nominations! 2023 Freshy Awards Nominations Open The “Freshy” Awards honor the actions of individual Californians and organizations that have worked diligently in the last year to improve CalFresh. We want to continue to broaden our recognition of dedication and hard work so it is our [...]

Community Partners Unite To Support the Thriving Transitions campaign: Calls for Policymakers to Bolster Services Accessible to Individuals Exiting California’s Legal System

The campaign is committed to raising awareness about the need to integrate the CalFresh application into the re-entry process statewide. We proudly announce the official launch of the statewide Thriving Transitions campaign! Nourish California is a founding partner of this statewide initiative focused on raising awareness about what [...]

2023 Food4All Mini-Grant Application

2023 Food4All Mini-Grant Application By Muneera Gardezi Apply for a mini-grant so that your organization can continue to support Food4All! Nourish California is excited to announce our second year of the Food4All mini-grant. This grant is specifically to help organizations to engage with the Food4All campaign, particularly with [...]

2023 Food4All Mini Grant Application Form

2023 Food4All Mini-Grant Application 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, and anti-hunger organizations to help mobilize and engage in the 2023 Food4All Campaign. Please read the instructions carefully. If you have [...]

Calfresh Forum Save the Date 2/15 & 2/16 , Share Your Thoughts

We are working hard to create an inclusive and engaging event, please share your thoughts by taking this quick survey!

Welcome, Courtney!

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Courtney Shojinaga (she/her/hers) as Communications Coordinator. We are excited about this new role and opportunities for elevating our work through communications support. Courtney brings a wealth of experience as a communications specialist in various nonprofits based in Los Angeles.   [...]

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 [...]

Nourish California Stands for Racial Justice and Demands Accountability

Nourish California is outraged at the hateful and racist statements heard in a recording by former Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Councilmember Kevin De Leon, and former Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera. We stand with Black and Indigenous communities and [...]

2022 Legislative Session Recap: Anti-Hunger Victories but More Help Needed

Throughout the 2022 Legislative session, Nourish California worked with members of California’s State Assembly and State Senate to help connect Californians to the food they need to live a better life. More importantly, we worked with organizations and individuals across the state that share our values and vision [...]

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 [...]

Thank you and best wishes, Jackie!

Today is Jackie Mendelson’s last day interning with Nourish California. We are very grateful for the time she spent with us supporting our Food4All campaign and many other work. In January 2022, she took the initiative inquiring if Nourish California was interested in hosting her as a graduate [...]

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 [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Food4All Materials, CalFresh Newborn Brief & Much More

*New* Food4All Community Document A new community document that provides information about a recent policy change that would expand access to CalFresh for undocumented immigrants 55 and older is available in English and Spanish. Read more   State Acts to Ease Burden on Parents Adding Newborns to CalFresh [...]

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 [...]

*New* Food4All Community Document

Nourish California, the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), PoderLatinx, and the Food4All Coalition are excited to share a new community document that provides information about a recent policy change that would expand access to CalFresh for undocumented immigrants 55 and older titled What [...]

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 [...]
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