SB 882 (Wiener) Held in Senate Appropriations

Today, SB 882 (Wiener) was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee. While we are disappointed the bill will not be moving forward, CFPA and our partners want to thank all of you who supported the bill this year.

Proposed Law Would Streamline Food Assistance Application Process For Seniors

KPBS, link

In the age of COVID-19, California must remove barriers to food assistance with SB 882

Op-Ed, Hub LA link

Take Action: Superintendent Thurmond and P-EBT

Today, CFPA and partners called on Superintendent Thurmond to help connect California students with critical food resources

Remove barriers to accessing CalFresh, the state’s food assistance program

Op-ed, CalMatters link

Take Action! Tell Gov. Newsom to Fund Summer Meals

State Budget decisions are being made over the next two weeks, and CFPA and our anti-hunger partners are calling on Governor Newsom to adopt the Senate Budget proposal that allocates additional funding for school meals

In Solidarity: Justice for Black Lives

CFPA mourns the tragic loss of Black lives. We condemn the state-sanctioned violence that killed Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others before them.

Five Things to Know About P-EBT

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a program to help families buy food for their children while schools are closed because of the COVID-19 crisis.

As Summer Heats Up, These Critical Nutrition Waivers Are Set to Expire

Economic forecasts project unemployment will peak this summer, at the same time critical nutrition waivers will lapse

SB 882 (Wiener) Moves on to Senate Appropriations!

Thanks to a strong and broad showing of support from stakeholders, SB 882 (Wiener) passed the Senate Human Services Committee today with a unanimous, bi-partisan vote on consent.

SB 882 (Wiener) Needs Your Support! Call, Tweet, & Email Key Senators Today

SB 882 needs your support to clear its next legislative hurdle, the Senate Appropriations

COVID-19 Update 5/18: Statement on House Passage of HEROES Act

Last Friday, the House of Representatives voted to approve H.R. 6800 – the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act with a vote of 208-199

CFPA Statement on May Revision of the 2020-21 Budget

Governor Gavin Newsom’s May Revise of the proposed 2020-21 budget reflects the dramatic scope and scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the state’s fiscal position. The proposed budget includes cuts across

In the midst of a crisis, California needs to improve access to food aid

Op-ed, SF Examiner PDF

¡Conviértete en portavoz para las personas afectadas por el COVID-19!

La crisis del COVID-19 está aumentando la necesidad de asistencia alimentaria y otros recursos en todo California. Los reporteros y los legisladores continúan preguntando a CFPA sobre los desafíos que enfrentan los californianos para adquirir los alimentos que necesitan. Nuestro personal trabaja para difundir los problemas existentes y [...]

SB 882 (Wiener) Heads to Senate Human Services May 19

SB 882 (Wiener) is scheduled to be heard Tuesday, May 19 in the Senate Human Services Committee.

SB 882 (Wiener) Advancing to First Hearing May 19

SB 882 (Wiener) is scheduled to be heard Tuesday, May 19 in the Senate Human Services Committee. There is still time to submit a letter of support!

Food Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness

The coronavirus pandemic poses a serious threat to the more than 150,000 Californians experiencing homelessness across the state.

California Stakeholders Urge Expansion of Online Purchasing and Grocery Delivery for WIC

Oakland, CA – California Food Policy Advocates and the California WIC Association released the following statements calling for an expansion of grocery delivery and online ordering

COVID-19 Update 4/24: Statement on House Passage of Fourth Stimulus Bill

Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to approve a $484 billion COVID-19 relief bill, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

This Wednesday, April 22nd Help Boost SNAP Benefits in Next COVID-19 Package

To help bring attention to the critical need to boost SNAP benefits in future COVID-19 relief legislation, the Food Research & Action Center, Feeding America, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and the Center for American Progress have organized a National Day of Action on April 22nd.

Become a COVID-19 Spokesperson!

The COVID-19 crisis is increasing the need for food assistance and other resources across California. Reporters and legislative staff continue to ask CFPA about the challenges Californians experience in accessing the food they need. Our staff works to share existing problems and outline solutions, but our voices are [...]

SB 882 Cosponsors Letter

Letter of Support from CFPA, CAFB, AARP-CA, & SF-Marin FB PDF

COVID-19 Policy Priorities

The COVID-19 emergency is rapidly evolving. Related state and federal policy changes are mirroring that pace of change.

California’s Coronavirus Food Security Efforts for Immigrant Californians

Discover resources available for immigrants.
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