New Brief: Food Insecurity & Poverty Among California’s Undocumented Immigrants

On Friday, April 29, 2022, Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center released a brief that pairs a novel analysis of quantitative data with community voices to demonstrate the impact of food insecurity on California’s undocumented immigrants. Read the full brief. ∗NEW∗ View the infographic. Watch the [...]

Support Boosting CalFresh Benefits as AB 2153 (Arambula) Heads to Assembly Appropriations

We are thrilled to share that AB 2153 (Arambula) the CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Supplemental Benefits Expansion, passed out of the Assembly Agriculture Committee today! Nourish California and SPUR, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for the strong showing at today’s hearing. Over [...]

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 [...]

Sign the Petition! Ask Governor Newsom to Fully Fund Food4All

Dear partners & allies: The Food4All proposal would expand the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) nutrition benefits to California immigrants of all ages, who have been excluded from CalFresh solely due to their immigration status. In January, the Governor included funding in his 2022-2023 proposed budget to remove exclusions from [...]

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

Now that SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care has passed its two policy committees, 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! Here are two ways to support [...]

Food with Care (SB 1481) Passes Senate Human Services, Moves on to Appropriations

SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care passed out of the Senate Human Services Committee yesterday, moving us one step closer to free meals for all kids in preschool and child care. Nourish California and the CACFP Roundtable, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill [...]

CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Benefits (AB 2153) Passes Assembly Human Services!

  AB 2153 (Arambula) passed out of its first hearing in the Assembly Human Services Committee today. Nourish California and SPUR, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for the strong showing at today’s hearing. Over 20 organizations and individuals across the state submitted [...]

Food with Care (SB 1481) Passes Senate Education with Unanimous Support!

SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care passed out of the Senate Education Committee yesterday on a unanimous, bipartisan 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. Over 20 organizations and individuals [...]

Say ‘Hello’ to Our 2022 Food4All Mini-Grant Partners

We are excited to present our 2022 Food4All mini-grant partners! These nine 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 for making these grants possible. Central Valley Immigrant Integration [...]

Sign-On Today! Tell State Budget Leaders to Boost CalFresh Benefits

CalFresh helps over 4.5 million people put food on the table, but the federally-set benefit levels limit participants’ ability to purchase enough food to last through the month. Supplemental benefit programs provide matching dollars tied to the purchase of California-grown vegetables and fruit. These matching programs operate locally [...]

Nourish Newsletter | CalFresh Forum Recap Resources, Meet our Mini-grant Partners, & Much More

CalFresh Forum Recap Resources Thanks to all who participated in the 2022 CalFresh Forum. If you missed any of the workshops, speakers, or the Freshy Awards, you can watch videos from the event. Speaker presentations and other materials are also available. View the Recap Resources   A van ride paved [...]

Sign-On Today! Tell State Budget Leaders We Need Food with Care

California recently became the first state in the nation to expand free meals to all K-12 students. It’s time to make a similar investment in our youngest learners. The pandemic has exposed the weaknesses of and widened the gaps in our child care system, while simultaneously exacerbating food [...]

SB 1481 (Becker) Heads to First Hearing, Show Your Support Today!

SB 1481 (Becker) is headed to its first hearing in the Senate Education Committee. This urgent bill will provide free daily meals to children in child care by enabling all child care providers to qualify for the highest level of reimbursements for the meals they serve.  Submit a letter [...]

CalFresh Forum is Live

Virtual CalFresh Forum 2022 Live CalFresh Forum Agenda   9:30 AM  Nourish California Welcome – Recording link   10:00 AM CalFresh Look Ahead to 2022 – Recording link  – starts at the 9-minute mark Presentation Slides   11:00 AM Break     11:15 AM Morning Breakout Sessions:   [...]

AB 2153 (Arambula) Heads to First Hearing, Show Your Support Today!

AB 2153 (Arambula) is headed to its first hearing in the Assembly Human Services Committee. This urgent bill will expand California Fruit and Vegetable Supplemental Benefits to be available to hundreds of thousands of households across the state. This will, in the short-term, help families afford the foods [...]
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A van ride paved the way from Health4All to Food4All

In early January, Governor Gavin Newson released his budget proposal which proposes fully realizing the vision of extending health care coverage to all, regardless of immigration status.  Groups like the California Immigrant Policy Center, Health Access, the Latino Coalition for a Healthy California, the Children’s Partnership, and others [...]

Call in March 3rd to support Food4All at the Sen. Budget Sub 3 Hearing

[Este mensaje se repetirá en español] The Food4All proposal would expand California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) nutrition benefits to California immigrants of all ages, who have been excluded from CalFresh solely due to their immigration status. In January, the Governor included funding in his 2022-2023 proposed budget to remove exclusions [...]

Food With Care Hearing Today 3/3 in Sen. Budget Sub 3 – Show your support!

Food With Care Hearing Today 3/3 in Sen. Budget Sub 3 – Show your support! California recently became the first state in the nation to expand free meals to all K-12 students. It’s time to make a similar investment in our youngest learners. Show your support by calling [...]

2022 Freshy Awards: Nominating Text

2022 Freshy Award Nominees The Polls Are Closed.  Winners will be Announced at the CalFresh Forum on March 9, 2022, at 1:30 pm.  Watch live. The unedited text from the nominators appears below. Best Performance to improve CalFresh by an advocate with statewide reach Frank Tamborello, Hunger Action [...]

State Budget Leaders Consider Governor’s Food4All Proposal

Advocates Call on Legislature to Go Further, Expand Access to All On February 15, the Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services held an informational hearing to consider the Governor’s January Budget proposals, including Food4All. The Governor’s proposal calls for expanding the California Food Assistance Program [...]

School Meal Budget Hearing: Assembly Subcommittee on Education

Earlier this week, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee #2 (Education Finance) held a hearing on school nutrition, including state investments to implement universal school meals. Read our comment to the subcommittee, highlighting the need for guaranteed levels of funding. “Structuring the state, per-meal reimbursement as an entitlement rather than [...]

2022 Sarah Samuels Public Health Policy Fellowship

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 supportive mentor of new public health professionals. To honor these contributions and to continue [...]

Food4All Hearing TOMORROW 2/23 in Asm. Budget Sub 1 – Show your support!

[Este mensaje se repetirá en español] The Governor included #Food4All in his 2022-2023 budget proposal by providing California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) nutrition benefits for Californians ages 55 and older, regardless of their immigration status The Governor’s budget proposal will be heard in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee 1 on Health [...]

Annual Report for ESAP Households Waived Starting March 1, 2022

The California Department of Social Services (CDSS) CalFresh Branch submitted a formal request to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to waive the annual periodic report for CalFresh households enrolled under the state's Elderly Simplified Application Project (ESAP). This important policy change will reduce administrative barriers and improve [...]

2022 CalFresh Forum Agenda

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