Nutrition Action Alert March 22, 2018

Lamar Jacques Green greets veterans as they arrive to pick up food from the Veterans Transition Center's food pantry.

Urgent! Tell USDA Don't Make it Harder to Get CalFresh if You Lose Your Job

Nearly half a million California adults without children need CalFresh to put food on the table while they are in-between jobs.  USDA has requested public comments on whether it should reconsider certain rules regarding the SNAP/CalFresh three-month time limit for these  adults not raising minor children . Before making any changes, USDA is asking the public to tell them if reworking these rules is a good idea. We need your help to submit lots of comments from a wide variety of voices urging USDA to not restrict waivers or pursue any other changes that would cut off vital food assistance for people in-between jobs.

Don't wait! Comments are due April 9th!

Here is how you can make your voice heard to prevent the administration from making the already harsh SNAP/CalFresh three-month time limit rule even worse. 
  • Once you customize the template, you can paste your comments into the online submission tool. link
  • For individuals, our partners at Feeding America have put together a shorter template that's easy to submit. link
Thank you for lending your voice! 

Learn more about the SNAP/CalFresh time limit advanced notice of proposed rulemaking comments. link

Stay up to date at CFPA's Federal Advocacy page.

Contact: Jared Call at 213.482.8200 ex 201

Register for March 27th Webinar CalFresh & WIC: Better Together!

Don't miss out, register today!  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.

Learn more about the webinar topics and presenters. link

Read CFPA's  recent report,  BETTER TOGETHER: Optimizing Nutrition Access During the Earliest Years , which sets forth a vision and policy recommendations for increasing young families' access to nutrition resources.

Contact: Elyse Homel Vitale at 510.433.1122 ext 206

Join the Thunderclap for ENACT 2018!

We need YOUR help to promote ENACT Day 2018, a day of education and advocacy around issues impacting the health and well-being of all California residents, regardless of immigration status. 

To join our  Thunderclap  on Facebook and Twitter, click here  .

Contact: Kevin Lee at 213.482.8200 ext 202