Register for March 27th Webinar CalFresh & WIC: Better Together
Join us for a webinar on March 27th to learn more about how CalFresh and WIC work better together. We will discuss how as administrators and advocates we can best align enrollment and retention in the two programs to better meet the nutritional needs of families with young children.
Join us in Sacramento
March 13th to Support Food with Care
Next week, the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education will meet to discuss funding for early education. Join us as we ask the state to prioritize access to healthy meals in child care: 9am on March 13, 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.
AB 1871 (Bonta): Don't Make Hunger a School Choice
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. Submit a letter of support for this important legislation.link
Access factsheets, data, and stories about AB 1871. link
Tell State Budget Leaders to Support School Breakfast!
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. Download a sample letter of support and instructions for submitting letters. doc
The 2018 CalFresh Forum is Less than One Week Away!
CFPA's annual CalFresh Forum will feature presentation topics including: innovative strategies to increase 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.
Secretary Ross has deep leadership experience in agricultural issues nationally, internationally, and here in California. Prior to joining CDFA in 2011, Secretary Ross was chief of staff for U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, a position she accepted in 2009.
Secretary Ross will address the importance of protecting California agriculture and ensuring a strong SNAP/CalFresh program in the next Farm Bill.
Read CDFA's 2018 Farm Bill priorities and recommendations to strengthen food and nutrition programs, including SNAP/CalFresh.