Nutrition Action Alert
October 13, 2017
In This Issue
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Celebrate! New Law Creates Hunger Free Schools across California

We are thrilled to announce that SB 138 (McGuire) was signed into law by Governor Brown yesterday, Thursday October 12th. Thanks to your support and advocacy, this new law  will guarantee that more than 650,000 California children have the nutrition they need to succeed. SB 138 is a win for everyone - schools, students, families, and California.

As signed, SB 138 will...

Seamlessly enroll more than 650,000 students into school meals through Medi-Cal Direct Certification; and

Ensure that high-poverty schools make breakfast and lunch available free of charge to all students through federal universal meal provisions.


Read more about why this matters, and what's next. link

SB 138 could not have passed without your help!

Students, parents, and organizations across California came together to advocate for this bill because they recognized how important it is to break down barriers that get in the way of accessing school meals. THANK YOU for your support and contributions to this effort. We also want to thank the author of this bill, Senator McGuire and his staff for their commitment and leadership. 

Read SB 138, as chaptered.  link

Read CFPA's letter to the Governor.  PDF

Read the press release.  PDF

To learn more, visit  CFPA's SB 138 page.

Contact: Elyse Homel Vitale  at 510.433.1122 ext 206
Reminder: Alliance to Transform CalFresh Webinar Tuesday 10/17 -  2017 State Legislation on CalFresh

Join the Alliance to Transform CalFresh (ATC) on Tuesday,  October 17 from 9:30am-10:30am PST to learn more about new CalFresh legislation recently passed through the California Legislature and signed into law by the Governor. 

Including: AB 214, AB 453, AB 607, State  EBT Benefits for Drinking Water, SB 278, AB 415, and AB 563. 

Presenters will include: 
  • Jessica Bartholow from Western Center on Law and Poverty 
  • Andrew Cheyne from California Association of Food Banks
  • Tracey Patterson from California Food Policy Advocates
Register for the webinar here.  https://tinyurl.com/2017CF-Laws

Contact ATC at  Jennifer@JennTracy.com for more information.
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