Take Action! Tell Governor Newsom to Fund the CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Pilot Extension

We are excited to share that the CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Pilot Extension budget request was included in the joint Legislative budget bills (AB 101 & SB 101) at $9.9 million one-time funding. Nourish California and SPUR would like to thank Legislative leaders, especially Senate President pro Tem [...]

Support Immigrant Families: Sign On to Three Important Letters

We need your help to support immigrant families in accessing public benefits. By signing on to these critical letters led by the Protecting Immigrant Families (PIF) Coalition, we can come together to support, defend, and protect immigrant families. Join our efforts in making a difference.  Public Charge Congressional [...]

Nourish California Opposes Food Assistance Cuts in Debt Ceiling Agreement

The recently announced debt-ceiling agreement worsens the already punitive and counterproductive three-month time limit for SNAP, known in California as CalFresh. As currently structured, the deal will reduce access to CalFresh for over 100,000 Californians struggling to find work and put food on the table. Anti-hunger advocates have [...]

Take Action! Tell State Budget Leaders to Fund the CalFresh Safe Drinking Water Pilot Extension

We are pleased to share that the CalFresh Safe Drinking Water Pilot Extension budget request was included in the Senate budget package at $3 million one-time funding. Nourish California would like to thank supporters of the budget request for making your voices heard. Your advocacy means we are [...]

Take Action! Tell State Budget Leaders to Fund the CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Pilot Extension

We are pleased to share that the CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Pilot Extension budget request was included in the Assembly budget package at $10 million one-time funding. Nourish California and SPUR, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the budget request for making your voices heard. [...]

Food With Care (AB 679) Held in Assembly Appropriations

Today, AB 679 (Wicks): Food with Care failed to pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Nourish California and the CACFP Roundtable, the bill’s cosponsors, are deeply disappointed the bill will not be moving forward. However, we remain committed to pursuing policies that will support free meals for [...]

Governor’s May Revision Misses Opportunity for Needed Investments in the Nutrition Safety Net

On May 12, Governor Newsom introduced his revised 2023-24 State Budget proposal, which maintained funding levels and support for most major safety net programs.  While we appreciate that major cuts were avoided, the revised plan still falls short of the investments needed to address the level of hunger [...]

AB 311 (Santiago) “Food4All” Needs Your Help to Pass Assembly Appropriations

AB 311 (Santiago) “Food4All” has passed the Assembly Human Services Committee. The bill is currently in the suspense file in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the Assembly Appropriations Committee to advance the bill on to the Assembly floor to get closer to expanding access CalFresh [...]

SB 245 (Hurtado) “Food4All” Needs Your Help to Pass Senate Appropriations

SB 245 (Hurtado) “Food4All” has passed the Senate Human Services Committee. The bill is currently in the suspense file in the Senate Appropriations Committee. Join us in asking the Senate Appropriations Committee to advance the bill on to the Senate Floor to get closer to expanding access CalFresh [...]

Support Healthy Meals in Family Child Care as AB 679 (Wicks) Heads to Assembly Appropriations

We are pleased to share that AB 679 (Wicks) “Food with Care”, passed out of the Assembly Education Committee this week on unanimous consent. Nourish California and the CACFP Roundtable, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for making your voices heard. Your advocacy [...]

SB 600 (Menjivar) Needs Your Support to Pass Senate Appropriations

Now that SB 600 (Menjivar) has passed out of its policy committee, 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 and one step closer to raising the monthly [...]

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 [...]

Nourish California 2023 Federal Agenda

All Californians deserve to be well nourished and thrive. Our team at Nourish California is working with the federal legislature, the Biden administration, partners, and community members to secure bold actions that tackle the alarming, persistent rates of hunger and hardship across our state. We invite you to join us [...]

Support Boosting CalFresh Benefits as AB 605 (Arambula) Heads to Assembly Appropriations

We are pleased to share that AB 605 (Arambula) the CalFresh Fruit & Vegetable Supplemental Benefits Expansion, passed out of the Assembly Agriculture Committee today on unanimous consent. Nourish California and SPUR, the bill’s cosponsors, would like to thank supporters of the bill for making your voices heard. [...]

Support SB 600 (Menjivar) to Raise the CalFresh Minimum Benefit

More than an estimated five million Californians will experience a devastating cut to their CalFresh benefits when federally funded emergency (pandemic) allotments end in March 2023. The average CalFresh household will lose $163 per month. More than one in 10 households will see their benefits slashed from $281 [...]
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Job Announcement: Policy Advocate (2023)

Opening: Policy Advocate Nourish California has an opening for a Policy Advocate. Policy Advocate Salary: $70,000 – $85,000 Annually Job Type: Full-time (37.5 hours) Reports to: Senior Advocate Job Description: Link Closing Date: 4/28/2023 Purpose Join a dynamic team working to make our state an equitable place for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]
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