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 Thursday, March 15thto be considered for the bill's first hearing in the Assembly Education Committee.
Access a customizable letter and instructions.link
Access factsheets, data, and stories about AB 1871. link
Join Us Tomorrow at State Assembly Hearing to Support Food with Care
Tomorrow, the State Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education 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: 9am on March 13th, 2018 at the State Capitol, Room 447.
Add your name to the list of organizations in support of #FoodWithCare. link
Learn more about the Food with Care campaign.
SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula): Double the 'Fresh' in CalFresh
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
Friday, March 30.
Download a customizable letter with instructions for submission.
Budget leaders will soon be making decisions about how our state funds programs that affect the health and success of California kids. CFPA is requesting one million dollars annually over five years in the 2018-19 budget in order to extend California's successful Breakfast After the Bell Expansion grants. The budget request is expected be heard by the Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees on Education Finance over the next two months.
Please submit a letter of support to California's budget leaders. Let them know that students across our state deserve access to the nutritious meals they need to learn, grown, and achieve at their full potential.
Download a sample letter of support and instructions for submitting letters.
Join us at CFPA's annual CalFresh Forum to dive deep into CalFresh policy at the federal, state and local levels. This year's event theme is
People, Power, Progress! Presentation topics will include: innovative strategies to increase CalFresh participation, upcoming state legislation, the return of the three-month time limit for unemployed adults without children, the 2018 Farm Bill, how CalFresh supports healthy eating, and a review of Disaster CalFresh lessons learned and best practices.
ENACT Nutrition and Physical Activity Day is a day of education and advocacy in Sacramento on April 18th. We're bringing community members and advocates from all over California together to support health equity through nutrition and physical activity.