Safe Water for CalFresh Heads to Governor for Signature!
We are ONE STEP AWAY from securing relief for struggling Californians without safe water! Let the Governor know you support the Legislature's CalFresh-Safe Water initiative to alleviate the burden
of living with unsafe water in the 2017-18 Budget. Learn more about the hardship this causes residents in poverty who have lived for years without safe water.
Two ways to take action today!
- Reach out to Governor Brown and let him know that you support the Legislature's $5 million CalFresh-Safe Water Initiative. link
- Use this call to action for calls & emails to the Governor, then share with your network: PDF
Sample Tweets: Show your support on social media!
Learn more and act to support the Drinking Water Coalition Budget Package. link
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Upcoming Webinar: Actions to Address Hunger for Immigrant Kids
This summer, low-income students from immigrant families, face increased risk of going hungry.
With schools letting out for the summer, many children will lose access to the nutritious meals that schools provide. In locations where summer meal programs are available, there is concern that immigrant families may be less likely to show up due to heightened immigration enforcement concerns.
Join us for a webinar to learn about:
- Barriers to participation in summer meal programs for children from immigrant families
- Actions that you can take now to promote and create supportive and welcoming summer meal environments for immigrant families
- Policy and program opportunities to foster safe spaces for immigrant families at summer meal sites and beyond
- Monday, June 26th, 2:00 - 3:00 PM (San Diego hosted) REGISTER
- Tuesday, June 27th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM (Bay Area hosted) REGISTER
Note: While these are Bay Area and San Diego hosted discussions, all are welcomed to participate.
- Robin McNulty, Director, School Meals Program, San Diego Hunger Coalition (6/26)
- Jennifer M. Seneor, Interim Summer Meals Program Coordinator, San Diego Hunger Coalition (6/26)
- Allison Pratt, Chief of Partnerships and Strategy, Alameda County Community Food Bank (6/27)
- Liz Gomez, Associate Director of Client Services, Alameda County Community Food Bank (6/27)
- Betzabel Estudillo, Health Policy Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center
- Mike Perry, Partner, PerryUndem
- Anna Colby, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy Advocates
For more information about summer hunger in California: link
Find a summer meal site. link
CDE Announces Grant Awards to Expand Breakfast After the Bell
The California Department of Education (CDE) recently announced plans to award over $1.2 million in funding to 152 school sites to start new or expand existing Breakfast After the Bell programs. 119 of Breakfast After the Bell (BATB) sites applications had 60 percent or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
On June 27, 2016, Governor Brown signed Senate Bill 828 into law, which provided an additional $2 million in grant funds for two years for sites that want to start-up or expand Breakfast After the Bell (BATB) programs. The funds, available in School Years (SY) 2017-18 and 2018-19, prioritize grants for BATB in schools that have at least 60 percent of enrolled students approved for free or reduced-price meals (FRPM).
The CDE has $805,000 in unspent BATB grant funding that will roll over into SY 2018-19.
The Department will be issuing a Request For Applications (RFA) in January, which will include the unallocated $805,000 balance for Breakfast After the Bell as well as the annual $1.017 million for School Breakfast Program and Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Start-up and Expansion Grants.
More information about this year's School Breakfast Grants Awards is available
on CDE's website.