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: 2024: Coverage of 2024 Campaign Kick-Off event CBS 47 (Fresno) KCRA 3 Univision Interviewed Veronica Arciga Barriga (Visión y Compromiso), Reyes Lopez (ICUC), and Beatriz Hernandez (CIPC) Coalition Calls On State To Expand CalFresh Benefits – January 23, 2024 [...]

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 [...]

Nourish California Stands for Racial Justice and Demands Accountability

Nourish California is outraged at the hateful and racist statements heard in a recording by former Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez, Councilmember Gil Cedillo, Councilmember Kevin De Leon, and former Los Angeles County Federation of Labor President Ron Herrera. We stand with Black and Indigenous communities and [...]

2022 Legislative Session Recap: Anti-Hunger Victories but More Help Needed

Throughout the 2022 Legislative session, Nourish California worked with members of California’s State Assembly and State Senate to help connect Californians to the food they need to live a better life. More importantly, we worked with organizations and individuals across the state that share our values and vision [...]

Nourish California Shares 2023 Farm Bill Priorities with CDFA

On September 30, Nourish California submitted our 2023 Farm Bill priorities to the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA). We urge CDFA to support our recommendations and call on our California Congressional Delegation to work to enact them for the benefit of all Californians who need help [...]

Thank you and best wishes, Jackie!

Today is Jackie Mendelson’s last day interning with Nourish California. We are very grateful for the time she spent with us supporting our Food4All campaign and many other work. In January 2022, she took the initiative inquiring if Nourish California was interested in hosting her as a graduate [...]

Nourish California Public Comment: Serving SNAP Applicants and Participants with Limited English Proficiency

On September 9, Nourish California submitted public comment to the Federal Register in response to a proposed rule that seeks comment on a proposed information collection for the contract Serving Supplementation Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Applicants and Participants with Limited English Proficiency (LEP). The purpose of the Servicing [...]

Nourish Newsletter | Food4All Materials, CalFresh Newborn Brief & Much More

*New* Food4All Community Document A new community document that provides information about a recent policy change that would expand access to CalFresh for undocumented immigrants 55 and older is available in English and Spanish. Read more   State Acts to Ease Burden on Parents Adding Newborns to CalFresh [...]

Nourish California Public Comment: Collection of Race/Ethnicity Data in SNAP/CalFresh

On August 28, Nourish California submitted public comment to the Federal Register in response to a proposed rule that would revise  SNAP/CalFresh policy regarding collection of race/ethnicity data of program applicants and participants. According to USDA, “this rule would remove regulatory language that provides an example that state [...]

*New* Food4All Community Document

Nourish California, the California Immigrant Policy Center (CIPC), Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project (MICOP), PoderLatinx, and the Food4All Coalition are excited to share a new community document that provides information about a recent policy change that would expand access to CalFresh for undocumented immigrants 55 and older titled What [...]

New Policy Brief: Bridging Gaps in CalFresh Enrollment Among Newborn Infants

Improving Access to Food Assistance at Birth Background CalFresh is a crucial resource for many families that helps to feed their children and reduce poverty. According to the Public Policy Institute of California, 49 percent of California children receive CalFresh at some point in their first five years [...]

Food With Care (SB 1481) Held in Assembly Appropriations, Won’t Move On This Year

Today, SB 1481 (Becker): Food with Care failed to pass out of the Assembly Appropriations Committee. Nourish California and the CACFP Roundtable, the bill’s cosponsors, are disappointed the bill will not be moving forward. However, we remain committed to pursuing policies that will support free meals for kids in [...]
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