SB 464: Food4All – Join the Campaign!

SB 464: Food4All would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide essential food assistance to California immigrants who are locked out of CalFresh just for their immigration status. Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center are leading […]

Even with the help Congress has provided so far, families with young children are still running out of food

Even with the help Congress has provided, families with young children are still running out of food Findings From a Statewide Survey Published on Feb 16, 2021 by Melissa Cannon Background In the fall of 2020, Nourish California engaged Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct [...]

SB 107 (Wiener) Heads to First Hearing, Show Your Support Today!

SB 107 (Wiener) is headed to its first hearing in the Senate Human Services Committee. This urgent bill would make it easier for eligible low-income Californians to sign up and stay connected to CalFresh, particularly older adults and people with disabilities. Submit a letter of support for SB [...]

What’s Coming Next? Pandemic EBT Update

Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) provides food benefits to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and who have been affected by school closures due to the pandemic. The program continues to evolve, particularly with changes in federal […]

In Remembrance: Casey McKeever

For over two decades, Casey McKeever was one of our closest and dearest partners.  Casey recently passed away after a battle with cancer.  While at the Western Center on Law on Poverty, Casey was an intelligent and fierce advocate […]

Movement Leaders: Two Transitions

As the movement to ensure all Californians have enough to eat marches on, we want to acknowledge two dynamic leaders. Paul Ash Marion Standish Paul Ash Paul Ash led the SF-Marin Food Bank for over three decades. He recently […]

Congress Takes Important Step Toward COVID Relief With Budget Resolution

Nourish California commends members of the House and Senate for taking a key step to help pave the way for additional COVID relief. Last Friday, both houses passed a budget resolution that will enable congress to quickly advance legislation […]

Advocates Call on Superintendent Thurmond to Reach All Eligible Children with Pandemic EBT

Today, Nourish California, alongside our resolute partners, called on State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Thurmond, to take immediate and sustained actions that will help maximize the reach of Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) and related federal funding. Read the full letter and see excerpts below. Our organizations continue to [...]

Biden Begins Process to Reverse Trump Public Charge Rule

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order directing federal agencies to review Trump public charge regulations that have caused millions in immigrant families to forego vital health and economic support services. Nourish California applauds the Biden administration for […]

Sign on Today! Tell State Budget Leaders We Need Food4All

Nourish California and California Immigrant Policy Center are asking state budget leaders to prioritize a permanent solution for reducing immigrant food insecurity in the 2021-2022 Budget Act. We urge you to sign on to our budget request letter asking […]

Full Report: The Lives & Experiences of Californians in 2020

In the fall of 2020, Nourish CA engaged Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates (FM3) to conduct statewide research that would help illustrate the experiences of individuals and families across California, particularly in light of the ongoing pandemic. This report describes assets, challenges, and the effects of COVID-19 [...]

Sign on Today! Tell State Budget Leaders to Simplify CalFresh

Please join us in advocating to make it easier for the most vulnerable Californians to access vital food assistance. We urge you to sign on to our budget request letter asking the state to create a simplified CalFresh application […]

School Meal Math – And Some History

A look back and a look ahead at the movement to serve meals to all students for free School Meal Math – and a Little History Let’s start with a math problem:  What is 58 x 1,100? Answer:  Too many.  Read on. At the turn of the century [...]

College Students Can Benefit from Pandemic CalFresh Rules

We have good news to share for college students who need help meeting their basic needs. Congress recently passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, and the state has issued new guidance that will make it easier for college students to sign up for CalFresh. How Do Pandemic CalFresh Rules [...]

As Older Adults Struggle to Afford Food, State Introduces Master Plan for Aging

On January 6, Governor Newsom released his administration’s much anticipated Master Plan for Aging (MPA). The plan’s release is the culmination of over a year and a half of work among administrators, advocates and community members. Background In June 2019, recognizing that the state’s over 65 population is [...]

Nourish California Applauds Biden Administration For P-EBT Benefit Boost and Other Actions to Combat Hunger

Today, President Biden directed the United States Department of Agriculture to expand nutrition assistance to hard-hit families across the nation. Thanks to the President’s executive actions, the Department has announced that they will increase Pandemic-EBT benefits by 15% and […]

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Applauding Appointments: Two Dear Colleagues Join the New Administration

Applauding Appointments: Two Dear Colleagues Join the New Administration While many more appointments need to be made and these appointments have yet to be officially announced, we couldn’t wait to offer our congratulations to two very dear colleagues. Kumar Chandran has been named Senior Adviser in the Office [...]

USDA Withdraws Harmful SNAP Proposals

Your advocacy works. Thanks to tremendous public opposition from partners like you, USDA has withdrawn two proposed rules to weaken SNAP/CalFresh and reduce access to food assistance. This is a major victory for the anti-hunger movement, and it wouldn’t have been possible without your actions. Thank you. Background [...]

Nourish California Statement in Response to President-elect Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan

President-elect Biden’s American Rescue Plan includes bold investments that would significantly reduce the unprecedented levels of hardship in California and across the nation that have been spurred by COVID-19. The plan would: Extend the recently enacted 15% SNAP benefit […]

Governor’s Budget Addresses Some Emergency Needs but Falls Short on Nutrition Investments

On January 8, Governor Newsom introduced his initial 2021-22 State Budget proposal. The proposed budget uses higher than anticipated revenue to make responsible investments to respond to the twin COVID-19 public health and economic crises. While the Governor’s plan includes additional funding for food and nutrition programs, it [...]

Spread Vital Public Charge Information with Multilingual Immigrant Health Packet

Not all immigrants are subject to public charge and most public nutrition programs are safe and open to all, regardless of immigration status. Still, we know California immigrants avoid accessing CalFresh and similar supports for fear of negative immigration consequences. That’s […]

CalFresh Forum Postponed

Happy 2021 from the Nourish California CalFresh Team. We’ve been thinking about this year’s CalFresh Forum —  our 22nd annual — and how we should proceed given the need to stay safely distanced. We considered holding a virtual Forum, since we’re all used to zooming these days. But [...]

Senator Wiener Introduces SB 107: CalFresh—Simpler for Seniors

Today, Senator Scott Wiener (SD-11) introduced SB 107, which makes two major improvements to improve access to CalFresh, particularly for low-income older adults and people with disabilities. SB 107 would achieve the following: Require the State to provide counties with simplified CalFresh applications for households solely composed of [...]

Nourish California 2021 State Legislative Agenda

Opportunity Everyone in California should have the food they need to thrive. From school closures to widespread layoffs,  the COVID-19 pandemic makes it even harder for many Californians to safely access nutritious food and other basic needs. We need policies that mitigate the scope and scale of harm [...]
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