On April 11th,
AB 1871 (Bonta) passed the the Assembly Education Committee with four aye votes. CFPA thanks Assemblymember Bonta for authoring the bill and for capturing the heart of the issue at
Wednesday's hearing with this quote:
"Kids need to have a meal...I put that in the category of fundamental, foundational needs...whether you're in a traditional public school or a public charter school."
The bill now moves to the Assembly Appropriations Committee, chaired by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzales Fletcher.
Here's how you can help:
If you haven't submitted a letter of support, do so today!
Share your thoughts with Assemblywoman Gonzales Fletcher, Chair of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.
#AB1871 means we feed kids no matter where they go to school. @LorenaAD80 @RobBonta #foodandfairness
No child should go hungry in a CA public school. #AB1871 @LorenaAD80 @RobBonta
Food is fundamental. No child should go without, no matter where they go to school. #AB1871 @LorenaAD80 @RobBonta
Find factsheets, data, stories, and more on our
AB 1871 page.
SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula): One Step Closer to Doubling the 'Fresh' in CalFresh!
On April 10,
SB 900 (Wiener & Arambula), the
California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot Project bill passed the Senate Human Services Committee
with unanimous, bi-partisan support on consent. CFPA thanks Senator Wiener and Assemblymember Arambula for championing the issue of healthy food affordability as well as all of the bill's supporters for lending their voices to this important opportunity.
There is still time to submit a letter of support for SB 900 before its next hearing in the Senate Agriculture Committee on April 17th.
Join Us May 10th at State Senate Hearing to Support Food with Care and School Breakfast
Next month, the State Senate Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance will meet to discuss funding for early education and school breakfast. Join us in Sacramento as we ask the state to prioritize access to healthy meals in child care and expanding breakfast options for schools serving lower-income students. More details coming soon -- stay tuned!