Nutrition Action Alert April 13, 2018

AB 1871 Moves Ahead: Join In!

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!  doc

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
Learn More! 
Find factsheets, data, stories, and more on our AB 1871 page.

Contact: Tia Shimada  at 510.433.1122 ext 109

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. 

Download a customizable letter.  doc

Learn more about the bill at our SB 900 page.

Want to learn more about what SB 900 does and who it helps? Read our Frequently Asked Questions.  PDF

Contact: Tracey Patterson  at 510.433.1122 ext 101

Additional Support Needed for Budget Request!

CFPA and SPUR are supporting a budget request to fully fund the California Fruit and Vegetable EBT Pilot initiative in seven communities statewide.  If your organization would like to support  this related budget request  to Double the 'Fresh' in CalFresh, please  add your organization's logo to a coalition letter  as this request heads to the Senate Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services next week.

Thank you for supporting healthy, affordable food and California agriculture!

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Contact: Tracey Patterson  at 510.433.1122 ext 101
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!

Food with Care contact: Melissa Cannon  at 510.433.1122 ext 102 

Invest in Breakfast After the Bell contact: Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101