California Food Policy Advocates

California Food Policy Advocates CFPA is a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food.
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CFPA is a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food. In order to make change in the world, we listen, learn, and ask others the “the big questions” to inform our advocacy strategy. Learn more at www.cfpa.net

Thank you for showing up to learn, network, and be inspired. United by our dedication to strengthening CalFresh--togethe...
02/10/2020

Thank you for showing up to learn, network, and be inspired. United by our dedication to strengthening CalFresh--together we can build a more nourished California.

Thank you for showing up to learn, network, and be inspired. United by our dedication to strengthening CalFresh--together we can build a more nourished California.

The Children's Partnership
08/12/2019

The Children's Partnership

"Today the federal government announced the finalization of a policy that directly harms the wellbeing of millions of children and families." Read TCP's full statement opposing changes to the public charge rule here: bit.ly/2Z2Ui74 and stay tuned as we continue fighting to #ProtectFamilies

Advocates in California and across the nation are fighting to stop this rule and reduce harm. Together we can #ProtectFa...
08/12/2019
National Immigration Law Center

Advocates in California and across the nation are fighting to stop this rule and reduce harm. Together we can #ProtectFamilies.

The best way to build a strong country is to ensure that the families who live here—who are woven into the success of our communities—have the tools they need to thrive. When immigrants succeed, all our communities succeed. Join us to #ProtectFamilies → www.protectingimmigrantfamilies.org

BREAKING: the Trump admin just finalized its "public charge" rule—a race motivated wealth test on immigrant families seeking a healthy, stable future in the US. If this goes into effect, it would have a devastating impact on millions.

We WILL fight back. Stay tuned for updates.

PIH Health
07/03/2019

PIH Health

More free Summer Meals locations for kids 18 and under have been added. Find a free summer meals site near you. No paperwork required. Text FOOD to 877-877 or visit http://bit.ly/CASummerMeals
#SummerMeals

06/25/2019
CSUN Dietetic Students Advocate SB285

California State University, Northridge dietetic students know the value of being able to afford nutritious food, even when money is tight.

#SB285 would ensure ALL Californians have simple and dignified acces to CalFresh. Because getting the help you need shouldn't be a challenge.
Do you agree? Then share your support with Assemblymember Eloise Gómez Reyes and the Assembly Human Services Committee today!

Find out how:conta.cc/2RzIoeZ

The Marilyn Magaram Center #CSUNPPD2019

06/25/2019

California State University, Northridge dietetic students know the value of affording nutritious food.
#SB285 would ensure ALL Californians have simple and dignified CalFresh access. Do you agree?
Then share your support with @AsmReyes47 and the Asm Hum Serv Committee today!
http://conta.cc/2RzIoeZ
The Marilyn Magaram Center

#AB842 onward to the senate! TY California Assembly Democrats and California Assembly Republicans for voting unanimously...
05/24/2019
AB 842 (Limón): Onward to the Senate

#AB842 onward to the senate! TY California Assembly Democrats and California Assembly Republicans for voting unanimously to support Assemblymember Monique Limón and Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman's bill which will help increase access to meals for our youngest learners!

https://cfpa.net/ab842-passes-assembly/

Whether in preschool or high school do all children deserve access to a meal? The Assembly said YES! Yesterday, Democratic and Republican Assemblymembers voiced unified support for AB 842 (Limón). A big thank you to Assemblymembers Limón and Eggman for championing this important piece of legislati...

Thanks to everyone who came out to Food Security Symposium and to the Food Security Coalition for organizing. We are exc...
05/23/2019

Thanks to everyone who came out to Food Security Symposium and to the Food Security Coalition for organizing. We are excited to see all the great work that will come out of this gathering!

In honor of CalFresh Awareness Month 🍎, the Food Security Coalition hosted a free action-oriented symposium for agencies working to improve food security for residents of southeast Los Angeles County. PIH Health is a proud partner of this Coalition. Here is a recap of the event! #HealthActionLab #CommunityHealth #Collaborate

Thank you General Richard Roth for meeting with CFPA, Corona-Norco Family YMCA and Riverside staff from CDA Child Develo...
05/14/2019

Thank you General Richard Roth for meeting with CFPA, Corona-Norco Family YMCA and Riverside staff from CDA Child Development Associates during a busy week to discuss how we can increase access to school meals and meals for children in preschool and child care in the 31st district so more children enter school ready to learn!

ENACT Day 2019 participants showed up for health equity in a big way. Thanks to Stevante Clark, UC San Diego Youth Advis...
05/13/2019

ENACT Day 2019 participants showed up for health equity in a big way.
Thanks to Stevante Clark, UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council, and everyone else who shared their personal stories and expertise with us. #Health4All #Food4All

CFPA is proud to have worked with these amazing partners to put on ENACT Day 2019: CA4Health, Public Health Advocates, Public Health Institute, California Walks, California Black Health Network, Center for Healthy Communities, Community Partners, UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council, and California Immigrant Policy Center.

ENACT Day 2019 participants showed up for health equity in a big way.
Thanks to Stevante Clark, UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council, and everyone else who shared their personal stories and expertise with us. #Health4All #Food4All

CFPA is proud to have worked with these amazing partners to put on ENACT Day 2019: CA4Health, Public Health Advocates, Public Health Institute, California Walks, California Black Health Network, Center for Healthy Communities, Community Partners, UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council, and California Immigrant Policy Center.

Child care providers take on many roles. They are teachers. They are mothers. They are nurses when they need to be. In C...
05/10/2019

Child care providers take on many roles. They are teachers. They are mothers. They are nurses when they need to be. In California – where over 20% of children live in poverty – they are also a safety net for the children in their care. Show your appreciation for all that they do by asking the legislature to more adequately compensate child care providers for serving healthy meals to low-income kids. https://cfpa.net/may-10th-call-in-day/

California has the lowest (!) senior CalFresh access rate in the US, leaving 1 million+ #hungry & frustrated. How’d we g...
05/08/2019

California has the lowest (!) senior CalFresh access rate in the US, leaving 1 million+ #hungry & frustrated.

How’d we get here? Confusing paperwork. Physical hurdles. And a bureaucracy that leaves seniors behind. We can do better. Call your State Senator & ask them to pass #SB285 (Wiener). More info at www.cfpa.net/sb285

Yesterday, #ENACT2019 participants showed up for health equity in a big way. Thanks to Stevante Clark, UC San Diego Yout...
05/01/2019

Yesterday, #ENACT2019 participants showed up for health equity in a big way.
Thanks to Stevante Clark, UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council, and everyone else who shared their personal stories so that we can grow and move together towards justice. #Health4All #Food4All

CFPA is proud to have worked with these amazing partners to put on ENACT Day 2019: CA4Health, Public Health Advocates, Public Health Institute, California Walks, California Black Health Network, Center for Healthy Communities, Community Partners, UC San Diego Youth Advisory Council, and California Immigrant Policy Center.

Sending a BIG THANK YOU to our partners at the San Diego Hunger Coalition Hunger Advocacy Network, CDA Child Development...
04/23/2019

Sending a BIG THANK YOU to our partners at the San Diego Hunger Coalition Hunger Advocacy Network, CDA Child Development Associates, Child Care Food Program Roundtable and the fabulous parents and providers who joined us today to meet with Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez's office about the importance of earlychildhood nutrition and AB 842. Learn more about the bill and how it could help bring more meals to young kids here: https://cfpa.net/ab842

Great post by Alex Boskovich Alameda County Community Food Bank about AB 842 and why its so important to provide our you...
04/04/2019
The professional and the personal

Great post by Alex Boskovich Alameda County Community Food Bank about AB 842 and why its so important to provide our youngest learners guaranteed access to a meal. Check it out and learn how you too can support access to meals for low-income children in preschool and child care by visiting www.cfpa.net/ab842

For years, I have advocated for the basic needs of children in Alameda County. It's quite simple, really. There is a mountain of evidence that demonstrates a clear linkage between consistent access to the essentials like food, health care, housing, and education, and a child's future outlook. Ensure...

One in five Californians are living with a past criminal conviction, 76% of whom have experienced barriers to success (t...
03/28/2019

One in five Californians are living with a past criminal conviction, 76% of whom have experienced barriers to success (trouble securing housing, employment, and access to education). The barriers are even higher for people of color and those just returning to their communities following a period of incarceration.

SNAP/CalFresh provides some needed stability for those struggling to overcome their past convictions. USDA proposed SNAP rule threatens to take that away.

Protect access to this vital resource--Comments due by April 2nd! http://bit.ly/CommentFRAC #HandsOffSNAP

https://cfpa.net/proposed-snap-rule-changes-would-further-punish-people-with-criminal-records/

Food Insecurity Is an LGBTQ+ Issue--Proposed SNAP Rule Would Worsen Disparities LGBTQ+ people face unique barriers to em...
03/27/2019

Food Insecurity Is an LGBTQ+ Issue--Proposed SNAP Rule Would Worsen Disparities

LGBTQ+ people face unique barriers to employment and report heightened levels of discrimination, particularly among LGBTQ+ people of color. Trump's proposed rule means they could lose SNAP if they are fired or choose to leave an unsafe job.

Speak out for SNAP--Comments due April 2nd! http://bit.ly/CommentFRAC #HandsOffSNAP

https://cfpa.net/food-insecurity-is-an-lgbtq-issue/

03/26/2019
American Progress on Twitter

SNAP buys food, which frees up money for other necessities that make it possible to work (like housing and transportation).

SNAP supports work--taking SNAP away from people does not.

Speak out against USDA's harsh & counterproductive rule http://bit.ly/CommentFRAC
#HandsOffSNAP
https://twitter.com/amprog/status/1108787793441030148

“The average SNAP benefit amounts to $1.40 per meal, per person. But with their latest proposed cut, the Trump administration has made it clear they think that’s too much. Go to https://t.co/JIS9TKJzc9 to tell them any cut to SNAP is unacceptable. #HandsOffSNAP https://t.co/bjuy1dEKIF”

03/07/2019
Care4AllCalifornia

We are proud to be members of the #Care4AllCA Coalition. Tune in for their press briefing to learn how we are working together to make health care more affordable under the #Care4AllCA plan #health4all

70+ member coalition will highlight bills that together would cut the uninsured rate by around half, make health care more affordable, and increase accountability on health plans, hospitals, and drug companies.

Economic opportunity is unequally distributed by race. The USDA’s proposal to cut unemployed/underemployed people off SN...
02/21/2019

Economic opportunity is unequally distributed by race.
The USDA’s proposal to cut unemployed/underemployed people off SNAP would only reinforce the structural racism that created racial disparities in food access.

Stop the rule—comment today! #HandsOffSNAP
Template comments here: bit.ly/noSNAPlimits
Submit here: bit.ly/CommentFRAC

Food Research and Action Center
02/06/2019
Food Research and Action Center

Food Research and Action Center

🚨 It's imperative to shed light on the systems in need of dismantling that deny some people of color equitable access to food.

"A new study found that people who experience discrimination are almost twice as likely as others to struggle with hunger."

http://bit.ly/2REDbRe

We are excited about initial anti-hunger & health investments in #cabudget from Gavin Newsom esp for CalFresh SSI 'hold ...
01/11/2019

We are excited about initial anti-hunger & health investments in #cabudget from Gavin Newsom esp for CalFresh SSI 'hold harmless', food banks, and child nutrition. BUT- there is more work to do to make sure no California child, family or senior goes hungry!

We will continue fighting in solidarity with education, housing, health, and immigrant rights advocates—for meaningful investments in opportunity 4 all Californians.
More at http://bit.ly/2RFTCky

California Partnership, 9to5 California, Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB), LA CAN (Los Angeles Community Action Network), Housing California, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, ACLU of Southern California, SEIU Local 2015, Community Voices: Healthcare for the Underserved, Hunger Action Los Angeles-HALA, Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy Education (SCOPE), Health Access California, California Alliance for Retired Americans (CARA).

Great leadership from Assemblymember Rob Bonta and our own Gabby Tilley saying #NoToPublicCharge in this  Capitol Weekly...
12/10/2018
Hunger and the 'public charge' rule - Capitol Weekly

Great leadership from Assemblymember Rob Bonta and our own Gabby Tilley saying #NoToPublicCharge in this Capitol Weekly op-ed.
http://capitolweekly.net/hunger-public-policy-rule/

Last day to submit a comment telling the federal administration that this racist, classist proposal should not stand: http://bit.ly/CommentCA

A ‘public charge’ rule would make it hard for immigrants to get a green card or immigration visa if they've received help through CalFresh.

12/10/2018

Join the California resistance and say #NoToPublicCharge!

Comments against the proposed public charge rule must be made by 8:59 PM tonight, Monday Dec 10th.
Go now to http://bit.ly/CommentCA to make your voice heard! #ProtectFamilies #Food4All

12/05/2018
Say "No" to Public Charge

California, now is the time to stand up for our immigrant communities & fight back against the administration’s harmful public charge rule change. Add your voice by Dec 10th and help us get as many comments as possible to #ProtectFamilies & say #NoToPublicCharge http://bit.ly/CommentCA

CFPA just submitted our comments in opposition to public charge.Go here: http://bit.ly/2Qz5wfr to read our letter to DHS...
12/05/2018

CFPA just submitted our comments in opposition to public charge.

Go here: http://bit.ly/2Qz5wfr to read our letter to DHS, and watch a video featuring the voices of health justice and immigrant rights advocates who oppose public charge.
#NoToPublicCharge #ProtectFamilies

Public charge is the new rule that changes all the rules, allowing the Trump admin to drastically restrict issuance of g...
12/03/2018

Public charge is the new rule that changes all the rules, allowing the Trump admin to drastically restrict issuance of green cards on the basis of family income, personal health, English proficiency, old age, and use of public programs such as CalFresh and Medi-Cal. We MUST stop public charge, SUBMIT A COMMENT NOW: bit.ly/CommentCA #NoToPublicCharge #ProtectFamilies #OneNation

Today we joined California Immigrant Policy Center, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights The Children's Partnership, an...
11/16/2018

Today we joined California Immigrant Policy Center, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights The Children's Partnership, and Health Access California to protest Trump's harmful public charge rule.

We work to make it easier for Californians to afford the food they want and need. The proposed public charge rule would do the opposite, making it harder for families to afford food, housing and health care. That's why we're fighting back—and so can you! #ProtectFamilies
Submit your comment today! http://bit.ly/CommentCA

Well-nourished children perform better in school and have fewer health problems, but Trump's proposed ‘public charge’ ru...
10/24/2018

Well-nourished children perform better in school and have fewer health problems, but Trump's proposed ‘public charge’ rule would place unnecessary barriers between immigrant families and public programs that help put food on the table. Act now to #protectfamilies https://conta.cc/2O5InMi

Trump's “public charge” regulation is officially up for public comment. This means we have 60 days to let this administr...
10/10/2018

Trump's “public charge” regulation is officially up for public comment.
This means we have 60 days to let this administration know that preserving immigrant access to food, housing, and health care is vital to the health and prosperity of this country.

It's time for Californians to rise up, speak out, and fight back against this attack on immigrant families!

Every comment added strengthens our political power in this fight. Submit yours today! bit.ly/2OOlGR3

This labor day join us in paying tribute to the men and women who work hard, but still struggle to make ends meet by ask...
08/31/2018

This labor day join us in paying tribute to the men and women who work hard, but still struggle to make ends meet by asking congress to support low-wage workers access to food #HandsOffSNAP https://bit.ly/2wuaRZt

Thanks to Los Angeles Food Policy Council for hosting a celebration of County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recre...
08/16/2018

Thanks to Los Angeles Food Policy Council for hosting a celebration of County of Los Angeles Department of Parks & Recreation summer lunch program.

Programs like this help support student health and well-being year round, and deserve to be celebrated!

CFPA staff also enjoyed the farm animal meet & greet 🐑

"California’s stagnant wages and high cost of living, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, make it hard for child c...
06/21/2018
California falls short in underwriting meals for state’s youngest children

"California’s stagnant wages and high cost of living, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area, make it hard for child care providers to put fresh, healthy food on the table for young children." Commentary by Franny Wong of Children's Council via @edsource http://bit.ly/2KfBJFz

Continued lack of state investment in Child and Adult Care Food Program means fewer child care providers can offer free meals.

THANK YOU Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and the CA Assembly for fighting to #FundFoodwithCare. With this funding, thousan...
05/24/2018

THANK YOU Assemblymember Kevin McCarty and the CA Assembly for fighting to #FundFoodwithCare. With this funding, thousands of kids can get access to healthy meals in child care! Phil Ting Speaker Anthony Rendon Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher keep pushing to #FundFoodWithCare in the #CABudget http://ow.ly/X7mA30kavcc

This week the Ventura County Star ran a special to the editor by Child Care Food Program Roundtable adviser Chris Clark ...
05/21/2018
Child-care food program needs state help

This week the Ventura County Star ran a special to the editor by Child Care Food Program Roundtable adviser Chris Clark on why the state needs to #FundFoodWithCare. Check it out:

In 2012, California cut the supplemental state funding for the Child and Adult Care Food Program, and 20,000 children lost access to healthy meals.

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