Help Fight Hunger in California: Submit Your Letter of Support Today!
CFPA's 2018 State Legislative Agenda is advancing, and bills are headed to committee hearings next week. Below you will find information on how you can show your support for state legislation that will help fight hunger and improve nutrition for Californians struggling to put healthy food on the table.
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SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula): Double the 'Fresh' in CalFresh
Letters Due Tomorrow!
SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula), the
California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot Project bill, will be heard in the Senate Human Services Committee on April 10. Show your support for making healthy food more affordable - submit a letter of support for SB 900 today!
Letters must be received by
tomorrow, April 3rd!
Download a customizable letter with instructions.
CFPA and SPUR are supporting a budget request to fully fund the pilots set forth by SB 900. This would provide millions of dollars of new funding for California fruit and vegetable incentives in at least 7 communities around the state, with support for community partners and participating retailers including grocery stores farmers' markets.
AB 1871 (Bonta): Don't Make Hunger a School Choice!
Hunger doesn't care where kids go to school. That's why California needs AB 1871 (Bonta) to guarantee that all low-income, public school students -- including charter school students -- have access to free and reduced-price school meals.
Please join us: submit a letter of support today for this important legislation.
Letters of support must be received by Wedensday, April 4th to be considered for the bill's hearing in the Assembly Education Committee on April 11th.
Access a customizable letter and instructions.link
Access factsheets, data, and stories about AB 1871. link
Join Us May 10th at State Senate Hearing to Support Food with Care
Next month, the State Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance will meet to discuss funding for early education. Join us in Sacramento as we ask the state to prioritize access to healthy meals in child care.
Note: previous communications indicated the hearing would be held April 5th. It is now scheduled for
9:30am on May 10th at the State Capitol. Please join us to show your support!
If you haven't yet, please add your name to the list of organizations in support of #FoodWithCare. link
Learn more about the Food with Care campaign.
Lamar Jacques Green greets veterans as they arrive to pick up food from the Veterans Transition Center's food pantry.
Help Protect Access to Food: Submit Comments to USDA by April 9th!
Action needed this week! USDA has requested public comments on whether it should reconsider certain rules regarding the SNAP/CalFresh three-month time limit for
adults not raising minor children. Before making any changes, USDA is asking the public to tell them if reworking these rules is a good idea. We need your help to submit lots of comments from a wide variety of voices urging USDA to not restrict waiversor pursue any other changes that would cut off vital food assistance for people in-between jobs.
Don't wait! Comments are due April 9th!
Here is how you can make your voice heard to prevent the Trump
administration from making the already harsh SNAP/CalFresh three-month time limit rule even worse.
ENACT Day 2018 Registration Extended to April 6th - Don't Wait, Register Today!
ENACT Day is an all-day event of education and advocacy in Sacramento on April 18th. We're bringing community members and advocates from all over California together to support the advancement of a healthy and equitable California.
Registration has been extended until Friday (4/6), although all travel scholarships have been selected and finalized.