Statewide ABAWD Time Limit Waiver Approved

The California Department of Social Services CalFresh Branch request to the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to waive the three-month CalFresh time limit

Sign On by Friday 7/24: Ask USDA to help program operators nourish more children this school year.

Join us in asking USDA to extend several COVID-19 child nutrition waivers necessary for school reopening.

Join Us for a National Day of Action on July 20th

Join us on July 20th to thank Senator Kamala Harris and Senator Diane Feinstein for working hard to keep our state strong and to ask for their continued support

7/9 Webinar: Tools to Optimize CEP

Please join us! This webinar, co-hosted by California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA) and

CFPA Statement on the 2020-21 State Budget

On June 29, Governor Newsom signed the final 2020-21 state budget that puts forth a plan for the state address the both the COVID-19 public health crisis

Help shape the next federal coronavirus legislation

The next few weeks are critical for California. Join nearly 2,500 orgs from across the country in urging the Senate to immediately boost SNAP benefits and to boost key anti-hunger provisions in the next recovery package. Ask your senators to continue their support for Californians who are struggling [...]

P-EBT: Extended Deadline and FAQ

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.

Our Recent Tax Return

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!
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