Food Security Efforts Amid COVID-19 Outbreak 
Federal action needed to reduce harm

Community partners across the state are working around the clock to make sure vulnerable Californians are getting the food they need  as schools, senior centers, and businesses take necessary precautions to limit the spread of coronavirus. Our federal nutrition programs have contingencies built into them to support their response and recovery efforts, but despite these flexibilities, community partners are finding it difficult to meet community needs. 

Read more here on how California's nutrition programs are equipped to respond to a pandemic--and where they are falling short. 

Federal action needed to ensure no Californian goes hungry as a result of the pandemic.  W e urge our senators to pass  H.R. 6201 - The Families First Coronavirus Response Act.



Call your Senators TODAY!
Call (202) 224-3121  and tell your senator "I urge you to vote for a quick passage of H.R. 6201: the Families First Coronavirus Response Act."
 

Questions?  Contact: Melissa Cannon  melissa@cfpa.net
State Legislative Update
Hearing postponements and cancellations 

Due to the statewide response to the coronavirus, the California Senate has cancelled all hearings the week of March 16th, including budget and policy committee hearings.  On the Assembly side, Speaker Anthony Rendon has left the decision to cancel or postpone committee hearings to the discretion of the Chairs. The Assembly Budget Committee hearings have been postponed, but some policy committees are still scheduled.

The situation is evolving rapidly, so please stay tuned for further updates today and this week. 
As of now, SB 882 (Wiener): CalFresh Simpler for Seniors , is still scheduled to be heard in Senate Human Services on Monday, March 23rd. While that could change, we invite you to submit a letter of support today if you would like to do so. 

You can learn more about CFPA's 2020 state legislative agenda here .

Use our Legislative Tracker to follow bills we're tracking and supporting in 2020.

Above all, please follow the instructions of state and local public health officials, take all recommended precautions, and stay safe and well.
 

Questions?  Contact: Jared Call  jared@cfpa.net