Food with Care (AB 679: Wicks) Passes Assembly Human Services!

AB 679 (Wicks) 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 your advocacy, we [...]

SB 245 Passes Senate Human Services with Unanimous Support!

SB 245 (Hurtado): Food for All passed out of the Senate Human Services Committee last week with unanimous support! Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for the strong showing at last weeks hearing. We are [...]

Food Hardships and Opportunities for Change

On March 22, 2023, Nourish California shared key findings from a series of focus groups and recent statewide surveys that asked Californians about their experiences accessing the food they need and want. This research was conducted in partnership with Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3). You can [...]

2023 Food4All Talking Points

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CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable EBT Pilot Expansion (AB 605) Passes Assembly Human Services!

  AB 605 (Arambula) passed out of its first hearing in the Assembly Human Services Committee yesterday on a unanimous 8-0 vote. 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 [...]

Our Most Recent Audit

Nourish California’s Audited Financial Statements 2021-2022, PDF

Transitions in the Movement

Nourish California takes pleasure in working with advocates, administrators, funders, and others in the movement to ensure that everyone in California has enough to eat. We want to acknowledge the transitions of three key partners in this work. Roberta Tinajero Our dear friend and colleague, Roberta Tinajero, is [...]

Improving WIC & Health Care Data Connections

Innovative WIC Information Pilot For many years, Nourish California has been working on expanding the use of health information to remove barriers to nutrition program enrollment.   Prior to her departure to work for the Food and Nutrition Service, Melissa Cannon initiated a project to pilot test the use [...]

Nourish California 2023 State Legislative Agenda

All Californians deserve access to nutritious food and other basic needs. Our team at Nourish California is working with the state legislature, the Newsom administration, partners, and community members to secure bold actions that tackle the alarming, persistent rates of hunger and hardship across our state. We invite [...]

The Nominations for the 2023 Freshy Awards

Here is the full, unedited nominating text for each of the nominees up for a 2023 Freshy Award.  The winners will be announced on February 16, 2023, at the CalFresh Forum.  Join us for the celebration! 2023 Freshy Award Nominees These are the nominees for the 2023 Freshy [...]

Pandemic EBT 3.0 Cards Have Been Delivered!

And Summer Benefits Could Be Here To Stay!  Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) 3.0 provides food benefits to school-aged children (TK-12) who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and who missed school days due to COVID-19. Young children (under 6 years old) who participate in CalFresh are also [...]

Meet Our 2023 Food4All Mini-Grant Partners!

We are excited to present our 2023 Food4All mini-grant partners! These ten organizations are working closely with Nourish California to uplift the Food4All campaign and communicate its value to policymakers and their own communities. Our mini-grant partnership is fundamental to the success of the campaign. Through our previous [...]

2023 CalFresh Forum Registration

2023 CalFresh Forum February 15-16, 2023 **Traducción en español abajo 2023 CalFresh Forum registration is open, and we’re going hybrid this year!  Each year, the much anticipated CalFresh Forum brings together hundreds of key stakeholders from across the state to acknowledge outstanding work, identify opportunities, and discuss strategies [...]

2023 Freshy Award Voting Now Open

The 2023 Freshy Awards 2023 Freshy Award Voting Now Open! The 2023 Freshy Award nominations are in and voting has begun! The winners, to be selected based on your votes, will be announced on day 2 of the CalFresh Forum on 2/16/2023. (You can register for the Forum [...]

Governor Newsom’s January Budget Preserves Broader Safety Net Funding, but Falls Short on Anti-Hunger Investments

On January 10, Governor Newsom introduced his 2023-24 State Budget proposal, which maintained funding and support for most major safety net programs, but failed to make the investments needed to address the level of hunger and inequity faced by Californians with low and moderate income. While we recognize [...]

Big Wins and Disappointing Tradeoffs for Californians in 2022-23 Omnibus Budget Bill

The $1.7 trillion Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2617) signed by President Biden on December 29, 2022, includes significant investments that support families’ nutritional needs and increase health equity. In order to pay for those investments, however, the bill also includes devastating tradeoffs for Californians such as ending SNAP [...]

Food4All in the News!

Check out what the media is saying about Food4All: 2023: California Democrats again delay expanded food benefits for undocumented immigrants. Here’s why – August 10, 2023 By Mathew Miranda, Sacramento Bee Demócratas de CA vuelven a retrasar beneficios alimentarios para indocumentados – 10 de agosto de 2023 By [...]

2022 Key Accomplishments

Together, we have made incredible progress to address root causes of hunger and poverty through equitable, inclusive policies. This has been a very busy year for all of us – but we’d like to take a moment to celebrate the impressive achievements that Nourish California has made with your [...]

Now Accepting 2023 Freshy Nominations!

2023 Freshy Awards Nominations Now Closed 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 desire to welcome [...]

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 [...]
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