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.
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.
Reminder: Alliance to Transform CalFresh Webinar Tuesday 10/17 -
2017 State Legislation on CalFresh
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