Virtual Townhall Opens Dialogue about the “A” in the Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Last week  Nourish California and our partners at the CACFP Roundtable hosted a virtual Townhall where we focused on the Adult component of the Child Adult Care Food Program( CACFP ). It was the beginning of a dialogue with […]

Nourish Newsletter – Virtual Town Hall, Welcome Michelle, and more

California’s P-EBT Plan is Approved California’s P-EBT plan for children under age 6 and school-age children has been approved! This plan covers benefits from Oct 2020 to May 2021.  Virtual Townhall Opens Dialogue about the “A” in the Child Adult Care […]

NEW PPIC Report: How Did CA’s Safety Net Respond During Recession?

A new report from the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) analyzes how well the state’s safety net programs respond to surges in need during recessions. The report provides valuable insights for policymakers to consider when making decisions about […]

California Legislature’s Budget Proposal Includes Funding for Child Care Meals

On Tuesday, leaders in both houses of the Legislature announced early agreement on the state budget. The Legislature’s proposal includes critical investments to support child care meal service, including one time COVID-19 relief to account for the increased cost […]

Janessa Contreras: How Food Access Affects Us All

My name is Janessa, and I am a high school senior in Calexico, a border town that combines American culture with Mexican roots. It is an impoverished agricultural oasis. While it’s among the largest agriculture districts in the country […]

SB 464 (Hurtado) Passes Senate Floor!

Today, SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All passed the Senate Floor and will now move on to the Assembly. We are pleased that this brings us one step closer to ending the unjust immigrant exclusion in CalFresh We applaud Senator Hurtado for […]

Food4All Included in Legislature’s Version of 2021-22 State Budget

Today we learned that the California Legislature has included Food4All in its version of the 2021-22 State Budget. If enacted, the proposal would modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) by expanding eligibility to all those excluded from CalFresh […]

Join us in welcoming Michelle Lee to the Nourish California Team!

This summer, Michelle Lee joined Nourish California as the 2021 Sarah Samuels Public Health Policy Fellow. Michelle will support the organization’s CalFresh and child nutrition advocacy, including helping identify state policy solutions to close gaps in equitable access to […]

Food4All Call-in day 5/28! Key Leaders Need to Hear from You

ESTE MENSAJE SE REPETIRÁ ABAJO EN ESPAÑOL. Now is the time to make your voice heard. State Legislative leaders are making final decisions THIS WEEKEND about which proposals will be funded in the 2021-22 state budget. We need to […]

Congress Must Strengthen Access to Child Care Meals During Child Nutrition Reauthorization

Similar to school meals, but targeted at our youngest learners, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) offers financial support to help child care providers feed the children in their care. The food program brings child care meals […]

Nourish California and Partners to Highlight Who serves the “A” in The Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP)

Let’s Review… There is a lot happening in child nutrition programs, and we’re here to keep you updated and engaged. Coming up fast, are three big opportunities for significant change at the federal level: the infrastructure package (American Jobs […]

SB 464 — Food4All Passes Senate Appropriations!

Today, SB 464 (Hurtado)-Food4All passed out of Senate Appropriations and will now move on to the Senate Floor. We are pleased that this brings us one step closer to ending the unjust immigrant exclusion in CalFresh We applaud Senator […]

CalFresh Simplification for Seniors: Key Leaders Need to Hear from You

Let’s Make CalFresh Easier for Seniors and People with Disabilities While SB 107 (Wiener) awaits a vote on the Senate Floor, we have a crucial opportunity to pass the policy through the state budget. State leaders will make final […]

May Revision’s Anti-Hunger Investments Must Go Further to Address Ongoing Inequities

Last week, Governor Newsom introduced his May Revision to the 2021-22 State Budget proposal. The revised proposed budget uses higher than anticipated revenue to make one-time and ongoing investments to respond and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. While the Governor’s plan includes new ongoing investments in food and [...]

Governor’s May Revise Continues to Neglect Funding for Child Care Meals

Nourish California is disappointed the Administration’s 2021-22 May Revise did not include any rate increase for child care providers, including no provisions to increase funding for child care meals. This despite the fact that child care providers – mainly […]

Governor Proposes Major Investment in School Nutrition

School Meals in the May Revise All California kids deserve to learn, grow, and achieve at their fullest potential. Today, Governor Newsom invested in that vision by releasing a May Revise budget summary that includes $150 million in ongoing […]

Governor Newsom Misses Opportunity To Include Food4All In Revised 2021-2022 Budget Proposal

Today, Governor Newsom released his revised 2021-2022 state budget proposal, which includes a number of critical investments to under-resourced Californians, but continues to exclude many immigrants from accessing vital food assistance. Nourish California and the California Immigrant Policy Center […]

Nourish Newsletter – Big Year for Child Nutrition, Food4all, and more

Why this could be a big year for child nutrition  The Biden Administration is inviting Congress to invest in our nation’s child nutrition programs and there are several legislative vehicles that could bring about large scale change: the infrastructure […]

Let’s do the SHIG

“Tell your story once.” That was the driving statement behind several of our policy proposals in the early 2000s. We heard from Californians who had to “tell their story all over town” just to get support in meeting their […]

Why this could be a big year for child nutrition

But first some history In 2010, when congress last took on Child Nutrition Reauthorization, the national deficit stood at about $1.3 trillion, and America was still recovering from the Great Recession. During his address to Congress, Barack Obama emphasized […]

Senate Budget Leaders Consider Funding Food4All

Senate Budget Leaders Seek to Prioritize Food4All On May 11, the Senate Budget Subcommittee #3 on Health and Human Services heard the Food4All budget request for the second time this session. Nourish California was asked to provide testimony in […]

Ask Senate Budget Leaders to Invest in Food4All

Food4All will be discussed in the Senate Budget Subcommittee 3 on Tuesday, May 11th at 1:30pm. The Food4All Budget Request asks California to modernize the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) to provide state-funded nutrition benefits to all Californians ineligible for […]

A New Tool To Navigate California’s Privacy Laws and Connect More Patients to Food

Last week, the California Office of Health Information Integrity (CalOHII) published the anticipated State Health Information Guidance Volume 2. Known as the SHIG 2.0, the guidance is a helpful tool for navigating the confusing patchwork of privacy rules that […]

American Families Plan Would Expand Economic Security and Confront the Nation’s Child Food Insecurity Crisis

Today, President Biden unveiled details of a sweeping proposal to Congress that calls for transformative policies to disrupt poverty, including investments to improve the reach and quality of the nation’s child nutrition programs. The President’s proposal would take historic […]

HUD Withdraws Harmful Proposed Mixed-Status Rule

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) withdrew proposed regulations that would deny housing assistance to mixed-status immigrant households. This is a positive step towards tearing down Trump’s ‘invisible wall’ of regulatory actions that threaten the wellbeing […]
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