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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

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Did you receive Pandemic-EBT benefits this summer? If so our partners at California Association of Food Banks would love...
11/02/2020

Did you receive Pandemic-EBT benefits this summer? If so our partners at California Association of Food Banks would love to hear about your experience with P-EBT!

We invite you to complete our You are invited to complete a brief survey about how you used it and what you liked and disliked about it.

All information gathered from survey responses and interviews will remain confidential and used anonymously to help us understand and and make recommendations about how to improve programs like this in the future. https://bit.ly/pebt-survey

TODAY!Join this info packed webinar on inclusive practices for helping immigrant children stay connected to food recours...
10/29/2020

TODAY!
Join this info packed webinar on inclusive practices for helping immigrant children stay connected to food recourses during COVID-19.

Co-hosted by Center for Law and Social Policy and No Kid Hungry and featuring voices from Urban Institute, CFPA, Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice, and San Diego Hunger Coalition
Register here:
https://bit.ly/3o0CLWH

09/23/2020
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

Undocumented immigrants are overrepresented in the essential industries that are keeping California going during this pandemic.

Hear from Lideres Campesinas how COVID-19 is worsening food insecurity for California's farmworkers.

When the people harvesting America's food can't afford to eat themselves--our government must act.

California Governor please sign #AB826!

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights California Association of Food Banks Western Center on Law & Poverty

Urge the Governor to Support Emergency Food Assistance for Californians Affected by COVID-19, Regardless of Legal Status

The #CalEITC tax credit will be extended to all CA tax filers--including immigrants w/ITINs!! 👏Thanks California Governo...
09/18/2020

The #CalEITC tax credit will be extended to all CA tax filers--including immigrants w/ITINs!! 👏

Thanks California Governor for ending the unjust exclusion of immigrants from this powerful anti-poverty tool.

RESPECT to the passionate and persistent coalition of advocates who helped #MakeItForAll -- California Immigrant Policy Center, United Ways of California, California Budget & Policy Center, TODEC Legal Center, and many others.

Read the full coalition statement here: bit.ly/CalEITCStatement

Increasing benefits can actually jump-start the economy, advocates said. “It’s a ripple effect,” said George Manalo-LeCl...
09/15/2020
Hunger rises in Bay Area as pandemic lingers

Increasing benefits can actually jump-start the economy, advocates said. “It’s a ripple effect,” said George Manalo-LeClair, executive director at California Food Policy Advocates. “When you give households food benefits, they immediately go to work not just helping those eating food but generating economic activity for growers and grocers.”

#BoostSNAPNow #ExtendPEBT #AB842

California Association of Food Banks Western Center on Law & Poverty Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Code for America Redwood Empire Food Bank

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Hunger-rises-in-Bay-Area-as-pandemic-lingers-15567449.php

Hunger is more pervasive than ever among households throughout the Bay Area and California six months into the pandemic. Food insecurity has more than doubled statewide and more than tripled in some Bay Area counties.

09/15/2020
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on the urgent need for AB826:

"We have the opportunity to lift up millions of our fellow Californians, and I urge the California Governor to sign #AB826 to provide the sort of assistance that could prevent a widespread hunger outbreak across our state."

EN VIVO: Conferencia de prensa digital con el alcalde Eric Garcetti, Asm. Miguel Santiago, el alcalde Robert García, la alcaldesa Rebecca García y miembros de la comunidad para exigir #ComidaParaTODOS. Si a la #AB826 ✊

LIVE: #AB826 Digital Press Conference with Mayor Eric Garcetti, Asm. Miguel Santiago, Mayor Robert Garcia, Mayor Rebecca Garcia, and coalition partners to demand #FoodSecurityForAll ✊

Nuevo recurso para inmigrantes!Nadie debería pasar hambre--los californianos indocumentados tienen opciones seguras de c...
09/02/2020

Nuevo recurso para inmigrantes!

Nadie debería pasar hambre--los californianos indocumentados tienen opciones seguras de comida gratis y barata.

Interesado en los recursos de comida disponibles para inmigrantes indocumentados? Revisen la información aquí 👇🏽

CFPA stands in solidarity with Black Americans and the movement to end white supremacy in the U.S. We cannot achieve #Fo...
08/28/2020

CFPA stands in solidarity with Black Americans and the movement to end white supremacy in the U.S.

We cannot achieve #Food4All until we confront and dismantle race-based systems of oppression.

Read our June statement on the racial justice uprisings: cfpa.net/in-solidarity-justice-for-black-lives/

CalFresh is helping underresourced Californians keep food on the table during #COVID19, but millions of Californians are...
08/27/2020

CalFresh is helping underresourced Californians keep food on the table during #COVID19, but millions of Californians are excluded because of their immigration status.

Food banks can’t do it alone.

California Governor Gavin Newsom Help close this gap - support #AB826 Toni G. Atkins Speaker Anthony Rendon

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights California Association of Food Banks

CA kids are heading back to school with much uncertainty, but some things remain clear...Childhood hunger is UNACCEPTABL...
08/26/2020

CA kids are heading back to school with much uncertainty, but some things remain clear...

Childhood hunger is UNACCEPTABLE.

Join us in telling federal leaders they must act!
#BoostSNAPNow

https://cfpa.net/back-to-school-2020

La triple crisis a la que se enfrentan nuestras comunidades está impulsada por una crisis de valores - 360,000 trabajado...
08/20/2020
Immigrant Families Can’t Wait: We Need Wage Replacement Now!

La triple crisis a la que se enfrentan nuestras comunidades está impulsada por una crisis de valores - 360,000 trabajadores indocumentados pasan hambre y luchan por mantener un techo sobre ellos - necesitamos #ReemplazodeSalario ahora. #SafetyNet4AllofUs
bit.ly/sn4all

California's state leaders have made an empty promise to our immigrant communities - offering to include everyone in our safety net - while undocumented workers have lost more jobs than any other group and are struggling to feed and shelter their loved ones every day. Undocumented Californians care....

Since March, more than a 1/2 million Californians struggling to make ends meet enrolled in CalFresh. Without more federa...
08/10/2020

Since March, more than a 1/2 million Californians struggling to make ends meet enrolled in CalFresh. Without more federal relief, a second wave of applicants is likely.

Congress must #BoostSNAPNow!
Senator Dianne Feinstein Senator Kamala Harris keep prioritizing hunger relief in the #COVIDrelief.
http://conta.cc/3hFppuY

Recent surveys show food insecurity across California has increased significantly since #COVID19. Rising hardship must b...
08/07/2020

Recent surveys show food insecurity across California has increased significantly since #COVID19.

Rising hardship must be met with bold, inclusive federal #COVIDRelief. #BoostSnapNow
http://conta.cc/3hFppuY

In June, the California Employment Development Department reported 2.8 million unemployed Californians. With businesses ...
08/06/2020

In June, the California Employment Development Department reported 2.8 million unemployed Californians. With businesses slowing reopening plans, this number will likely remain high.

Whether unemployed or underpaid, Californians struggling to put food on the table need bold, inclusive #COVIDRelief. #BoostSNAPNow

View our federal anti-hunger priorities and ways to take action here: conta.cc/3hFppuY

#COVID19 has shown how interconnected we are. Still, undocumented folks can't get the gov't aid that's preventing hardsh...
08/05/2020

#COVID19 has shown how interconnected we are.
Still, undocumented folks can't get the gov't aid that's preventing hardship for so many others. This exclusion harms us all.

It’s time to stop playing politics and focus on creating a common sense recovery process that puts our values first and moves us forward together. Gavin Newsom Toni G. Atkins Speaker Anthony Rendon #ChooseImmigrantsNotCorporateCEOs by supporting #AB826, to ensure basic food security for immigrant families.
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights

Congress must ensure the next #COVIDRelief package addresses the economic, health and nutritional needs of all Californi...
07/31/2020
New stimulus package should help all immigrants | CalMatters

Congress must ensure the next #COVIDRelief package addresses the economic, health and nutritional needs of all Californians, regardless of where they were born. #Food4All
#ProtectFamilies #BoostSNAPNow

Read our op-ed in CalMatters
https://calmatters.org/commentary/my-turn/2020/07/congress-is-working-on-another-stimulus-package-it-should-help-all-immigrant-californians/

Many immigrants in California were excluded from the first federal relief package; a new plan should address the nutritional needs of all Californians.

#SNAP is proven to help grow economies during downturns.If Congress boosts SNAP 15%, over 23,000 California retailers wo...
07/20/2020

#SNAP is proven to help grow economies during downturns.

If Congress boosts SNAP 15%, over 23,000 California retailers would get a revenue boost.
#BoostSNAPNow

Senator Dianne Feinstein U.S. Senator Kamala Harris Keep prioritizing hunger relief in next #COVID19 package!

cfpa.net/strengthen-snap-recovery

Today, we welcome CA Senators back to D.C. with a thank you/call to #BoostSNAPNow!! Call your senators!U.S. Senator Kama...
07/20/2020
What if SNAP benefits increased by 15%

Today, we welcome CA Senators back to D.C. with a thank you/call to #BoostSNAPNow!!

Call your senators!
U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
202.224.3553
Senator Dianne Feinstein
202.224.3841

See how a 15% SNAP boost would strengthen CA economies by county & congressional district: https://conta.cc/2VT5kZP

Before #COVID19, #SNAP helped over 4 million Californians put food on the table. Now, SNAP serves even more people--and ...
07/20/2020

Before #COVID19, #SNAP helped over 4 million Californians put food on the table.

Now, SNAP serves even more people--and will continue to grow along with surging need.

#BoostSNAPNow to maximize the econ impact of this powerful program. Senator Dianne Feinstein U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

https://cfpa.net/strengthen-snap-recovery/

Food Research & Action Center

Happening now!!Join advocates across the country in urging the Senate to #BoostSNAPNow. Ring and rally your Senators TOD...
07/20/2020

Happening now!!
Join advocates across the country in urging the Senate to #BoostSNAPNow. Ring and rally your Senators TODAY from 9 am to 12 pm in your time zone, and share a picture or video of yourself urging your Senators to #BoostSNAPNow!

https://cfpa.net/july20dayofanti-hungeraction/

SNAP fights hunger & boosts economic activity. That's why Congress must #BoostSNAPNow@SenatorFeinstein @SenatorKamalaHar...
07/20/2020

SNAP fights hunger & boosts economic activity.

That's why Congress must #BoostSNAPNow

@SenatorFeinstein @SenatorKamalaHarris Keep standing up for low-income Californians.

07/15/2020
cfpa.net

PRESS RELEASE: Advocacy Groups Call on Federal Leaders to Expand Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) Benefits

https://bit.ly/2WlN7nU

San Diego Hunger Coalition
Alameda County Community Food Bank
California Immigrant Policy Center

CFPA in The Fresno Bee: Betzabel Estudillo, senior advocate with the California Food Policy Advocates said many food acc...
06/23/2020
How a pandemic exposed racial inequality, food insecurity in California’s Central Valley

CFPA in The Fresno Bee:

Betzabel Estudillo, senior advocate with the California Food Policy Advocates said many food access issues immigrants face result from government policies. For instance, CalFresh, the state’s largest anti-hunger program, excludes certain immigrants because of their immigration status.

“Immigration status should not be a barrier to getting food assistance,” Estudillo stated. “Many immigrants are on the frontlines as grocery workers, janitors, truck drivers, and port workers helping us put food on our tables, and they deserve the same ability.”

https://www.fresnobee.com/fresnoland/article243240666.html

“People were hungry before; now they are really hungry.”

"The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is working hard to fight hunger during this unprecedented time, and we ask that our ...
06/16/2020
OPINION: In the age of COVID-19, California must remove barriers to food assistance with SB 882 - The Hub

"The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is working hard to fight hunger during this unprecedented time, and we ask that our community and state leaders join us in this fight." Michael Flood, President & CEO

Senator Anthony Portantino, let's make common-sense improvements to CalFresh—support #SB882.

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Michael Flood President & CEO, L.A. Regional Food Bank Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 27 million pounds of food to our neighbors in need. Distributions have surged by 70% as more than half of our region’s residents ha...

Join us and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation this Thursday, June 18th for a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) information sess...
06/15/2020

Join us and The David and Lucile Packard Foundation this Thursday, June 18th for a Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) information session.

Information below!

Join the California Food Policy Advocates on June 18 for a virtual information session on #PEBT, which provides food benefits for children who are eligible for free or reduced-price school meals and whose schools closed because of COVID-19. Register to learn more at https://bit.ly/3e6V9b7.

#SB882 will eliminate the annual report for ESAP households. This unnecessary requirement causes people to lose CalFresh...
06/14/2020

#SB882 will eliminate the annual report for ESAP households.
This unnecessary requirement causes people to lose CalFresh and have to reapply, despite remaining eligible (churn).

Reduce churn & save admin costs - 2 big reasons to support SB 882. Anthony Portantino Senator Pat Bates Toni G. Atkins

1 of 3 improvements #SB882 makes is having a simplified paper application for older adults & people w/disabilities. USDA...
06/14/2020

1 of 3 improvements #SB882 makes is having a simplified paper application for older adults & people w/disabilities.

USDA research shows it boosts enrollment!
...which is something CA needs, being the lowest performing state in senior SNAP participation.

Senator Anthony Portantino, Senator Pat Bates, and Senator Toni G. Atkins --it's time we maximize the reach of CalFresh. Support SB 882!

06/13/2020

#SB882 makes sense for seniors.
Senator Anthony Portantino, Senator Pat Bates, and Senator Toni G. Atkins --
By making these improvements to CalFresh:
📑 Simplified Initial Application
📞 Simplified completion via phone
👍 Simplified reporting
We will be able to reach more older Californians with life-saving nutritional support.
Learn more at cfpa.net/sb882

Don’t keep seniors in suspense! It can be difficult for older adults to ask for help. When they do seek food assistance,...
06/13/2020

Don’t keep seniors in suspense!
It can be difficult for older adults to ask for help. When they do seek food assistance, the process of getting & maintaining CalFresh should be simple.
Anthony Portantino Senator Pat Bates Toni G. Atkins
Help fight hunger among older Californians - support #SB882

This week, CA leadership will make important decisions.Anthony Portantino Senator Pat Bates Toni G. Atkins please make y...
06/13/2020

This week, CA leadership will make important decisions.

Anthony Portantino Senator Pat Bates Toni G. Atkins

please make your support for #SB882 one of them!

Let's make the process to enroll in CalFresh simple and dignified for older adults & ppl with disabilities. Now & after #COVID19.

AARP California San Francisco-Marin Food Bank California Association of Food Banks

06/12/2020
California Food Policy Advocates

Don't leave seniors in suspense!!
Senator Anthony Portantino
Senator Pat Bates
Senator Toni G. Atkins

Californians struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 crisis need quick access to CalFresh, but the process is often overly complicated.

Watch the video to see why we need SB 882 (Scott Wiener) to simplify access now!

California Association of Food Banks AARP California San Francisco-Marin Food Bank

Let's make accessing CalFresh easier for older adults.
SB 882 means less red tape, more food on plates!

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