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2002 Action Alerts
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Alert Update 12.20.02
Bleaker budget picture: your calls and letters are more important than ever
Register for the California Working Families Policy Summit
Committee Chair assignments for 2003-04
Annual mayor’s report on hunger and homelessness
How your Assembly district stands on childhood fitness and obesity
Hunger in the rural west
Alert Update 12.13.02
Budget Battles Begin: Governor Releases Reduction Proposal; Legislature Holds Hearings
Save the Date: Opening Reception for the Governor's Office Photo Exhibit on Hunger!
Alert Update 12.06.02
Support CFPA’s 2003 legislative agenda
Recent press highlights support for CFPA’s 2003 Legislative Agenda
More press attention on CHIS
report takes a look at child poverty
Alert Update 11.22.02
Meet with your county officials to start monitoring the transition to EBT.
View CFPA’s 2003 Legislative Agenda
A school district’s struggle against childhood obesity
New USDA numbers show rise in
Alert Update 11.15.02
Continue to transform media attention on CHIS into editorial action
Editorial on EBT delay for Fresno County
Hunger relief grants for faith-based groups
Feinstein Foundation gives $1 million to help fight hunger
Alert Update 11.08.02
Media focuses on CHIS hunger study release: turn this attention into editorial action
Hunger relief grants for faith-based groups
Foundation $1 million challenge to help fight hunger
Feinstein Foundation $1 million challenge to help fight hunger
California Association of Non
Alert Update 11.01.02
First-ever statewide assessment of local hunger to be released
USDA report measures the benefits of food assistance programs
USDA describes an overview of the WIC program
World Health Report sites obesity as one of top ten major preventable risks
Congressional Hunger Center seeks applicants for International Hunger Fellows Program
Alert Update 10.18.02
Learn about the candidates for the Superintendent of Public Instruction
Get the materials from last week's 2002 Ca Food Stamp Forum
Quarterly reporting implementation
CFPA nationwide study on extended WIC office hours
USDA and HHS discuss next steps for fighting obesity
Report on the impact of hunger on a child's physical and mental health
Healthy Schools Summit aims to
improve student nutrition and physical activity
Alert Update 10.11.02
Elect to end Hunger: register to vote in the November 5th election
Find the best practices for creating healthier meals in schools in CFPA’s new report
National School Lunch Week, October 14-18
Food Service Program regional de-briefing meetings
Alert Update 10.04.02
Show your appreciation to those who supported anti-hunger policies in the 2002 legislative session
Nineteenth Annual World Food Day Conference is October 16th
Sequoia Middle School is teaching healthy habits and improving meal quality
Alert Update 9.27.02
Governor vetoes Breakfast Bill: even the watered-down version of bill fails
Recent report on recommendations for creating physically fit and healthy children
Alert Update 9.20.02
USDA food stamp outreach materials available starting Sept. 24th
Register for the 2002 Food Stamp Forum by Sept. 25th
Fresno Unified School Board candidates pledging to ban junk food on campuses
Alert Update 9.13.02
Let the Governor knows that California voters want people in recovery to get food stamps
Sign up for the 2002 California Food Stamp Forum
Summer Food Service Program regional de-briefing meetings
Click to fight hunger with the
Alert Update 9.06.02
Governor's budget slashes food stamp administration; makes food stamp reporting a reality
Effective October 1, 2002, food stamp income eligibility limits have been raised
Summer Food Service Program regional de-briefing meetings
Alert Update 8.30.02
Help people in recovery get food stamp benefits with AB 1947
Kicking soda and obesity out of LAUSD
Breakfast mandate for low-performing, low-income schools is dead
Congresswoman Solis visits summer food site in West Covina
Alert Update 8.23.02
Get California’s new food stamp application out of the warehouses and into your county
Strong signs that the state is committed to ending monthly reporting
State auditors have started working on an audit of the Statewide Fingerprint Imaging System
Estimates show that the SFSP is serving more children nationwide
from the Fresno Bee on a woman helping to serve summer food
Alert Update 8.16.02
Calling all State Senators to fix the Breakfast Bill so that hungry kids can learn
The Center on Hunger and Poverty, released a report this month with new CA statistics
Fresno Bee article on a woman’s initiative to feed children in the summer
State and county administrators fight $114 million error penalty
Alert Update 8.09.02
California's Senate Education Committee passed AB 2395 out of suspense, but without a breakfast mandate for low-performing schools.
Alert Update 8.02.02
Save October 10th for the 4th Annual California Food Stamp Forum!
Agricultural Appropriations Bill clears Senate Appropriations
Alert Update 7.26.02
Urge Senators Boxer and Feinstein to move welfare reauthorization forward and stop detrimental amendments
Article on fighting childhood obesity
Article on how California is struggling to operate the summer food program
We still need your help in setting priorities for Child Nutrition Reauthorization
Articles on the stalled budget process
Alert Update 7.19.02
Urge Senator Feinstein and her colleagues to expand the Lugar pilots to all 50 states.
Dr. Marion Nestle will discuss her latest book, "Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health".
$6 million in funds used to determine best practices for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption in schools.
Alert Update 7.12.02
Seize the Seamless Waiver and help make it permanent
There’s still time to set a winnable agenda for Child Nutrition Reauthorization
New USDA report, “Reaching Those in Need: State Food Stamp Participation Rates in 1999.”
Alert Update 6.28.02
Help set an ambitious agenda for Child Nutrition Reauthorization by filling out this survey
County Profiles of Hunger, Poverty & Food Assistance are now available on-line
The Senate to take up AB 2395 on July 3rd
Alert Update 6.20.02
Breakfast Bill in legislative limbo: help is needed to keep bill alive
Help needed on fixing food stamp reporting
Alert Update 6.14.02
Help move the Breakfast Bill through the State Senate by Wednesday, June 19th
Budget update on auto resource bill, ABAWD waivers, and transitional benefits
AB 1947 (Drug Felon Bill) to be heard on June 19th in Senate Health & Human Services Committee
USDA listening session comments have been organized
Policy change and Mathematica report on ABAWD waivers
Alert Update 6.05.02
You can help move the following items into the final conference budget proposal: 1) allowing food stamp recipients to own a reliable car, 2) eliminate finger imaging, and 3) ABAWD waivers.
Alert Update 5.31.02
In order to stay updated on the latest current events, we have a few resources to help you get a sense of where anti-hunger legislation is headed
The Breakfast Bill heads to the Senate Education Committee
The Drug Felon Bill will be heard the Senate Health & Human Services Committee by June 28th.
The First EBT counties will go live this August
Alert Update 5.24.02
Send us your contact information to receive local county profiles, stats, and legislative action items
AB 2395 has moved out the Assembly Appropriations Committee
Alert Update 5.17.02
To view CFPA’s Nutritional Analysis of the Governor’s May Revise, which addresses a $23.6 billion budget shortfall, click here
Support AB 1947 to restore food stamps and CalWorks eligibility for former drug felons
You are invited to attend the CA Community Food Security Summit in Oakland, CA on June 3-4
Alert Update 5.10.02
The Senate Farm Bill passes--give thanks to Senator Boxer and Feinstein
CFPA has issued a new report, “School's Out, Who Ate?”
CHAC is organizing the first ever food drive at the Capitol from May 6th-14th
Alert Update 5.03.02
Join us for Hunger Action Day in Sacramento on May 14th
Food Stamps Reauthorization--House passes conference compromise
Form for written comments for USDA's WIC and Child Nutrition Listening Session
Time left to apply for Seamless Summer Food waiver
Federal funding for state/local anti-hunger organizations
SB 19 School Nutrition grants available
Alert Update 4.26.02
penalty for California’s food stamp errors – let media know that
2415 is a solution
The Assembly Health and Human Services Committee passed AB 2415 on Tuesday, April 23rd by a vote of 4-2
The Conference Committee finalized the framework for the Farm Bill, but the details have not yet been released.
USDA announced a competitive grant opportunity to improve Food Stamp Program access through the use of new technology and partnerships.
Alert Update 4.19.02
Get your comments on the Child Nutrition and WIC Programs heard by the USDA on May 8th!
Support a new motion including immigrant restorations in the Farm Bill by April 23rd
Tune into AB 2415 hearing on April 23rd
Legislative Training Workshop (for Hunger Action Day) on May 2nd in Los Angeles
Santa Cruz City School District serves Summer Food
USDA has released a new report on Food Stamp Program participation among ABAWDs
Alert Update 4.12.02
Help State's budget crisis by showing budget committees where to save money
CFPA has job openings in our San Francisco office
AB 1947, the bill to restore food stamp benefits for former drug felons, passed the Assembly Human Services Committee, 4-2
SB 1520, the soda tax bill, passed the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, 8-3
Farm Bill is nearing a conclusion
The California Endowment is offering grants for health-related programs
USDA will be seeking proposals for Food Stamp Education and Outreach grants
Alert Update 4.05.02
Hearing set on the Red Tape Reduction Act on AB 2415 for April 23rd
The USDA will accept written testimony for recommendations on Child Nutrition Reauthorization by May 8th for the Western Regions
SB 1520, a bill to tax soda to fund youth programs, will be heard on April 10th
on April 3rd
Alert Update 3.29.02
Restore food stamps and CalWORKs eligibility for people in recovery with AB 1947.
Anti-Hunger budget update
Community Food Assessment Workshops
The USDA Listening Session on Child Nutrition Reauthorization
USDA Food and Nutrition Service Western Region's First E-Newsletter
Alert Update 3.22.02
Food Stamp Reauthorization update
Session hosted by the Community Food Security Coalition
Alert Update 3.15.02
Help get the new food stamp application to your counties by the end of March
Sign-on to Food Stamps Reauthorization letter
Give CFPA your zip code to receive targeted Action Alerts.
Study findings on single mothers and young children under welfare reform.
San Jose Mercury article: “State's Welfare Caseload Growing”.
New on-line community connects
Alert Update 3.08.02
Join our campaign to reduce red tape for hungry working Californians; urge your legislators to support AB 2415.
Fresh produce or juice for WIC kids?
Bush Administration scolds California for high food stamp error rate.
support of immigrant restoration in the Farm Bill.
Governors’ Association supports Senate’s Farm Bill.
Alert Update 3.01.02
CFPA’s latest report, Breakfast
Basics: A Guide to Feeding Hungry Minds in California through the School
Proposal to cut immigrant benefits in TANF Reauthorization.
Alert Update 2.22.02
that California’s Reps on the Conference Committee support the Senate
Alert Update 2.15.02
Apply for the LSA waiver to help your county's hungry, single adults (ABAWDs).
The Farm Bill passed the Senate.
Get talking points on how to fight the recession with food stamps.
The Governor’s appropriates $4 million towards school nutrition.
Wanted: School Breakfast Program Best Practices.
CFPA is holding informational meetings on the new seamless summer food waiver.
Alert Update 2.08.02
Support extended office hours
for WIC’s working participants.
$3 billion added for food stamps in the Farm Bill.
Good news and bad news for food stamps in President’s budget proposal.
USDA’s Food and Nutrition Services division is holding back $15 million for the WIC Farmer's Market Nutrition Program.
Addressing the Food Stamp Program’s Red Tape.
Alert Update 2.01.02
Call on Democratic Leadership to
put struggling families first .
Find new ways to expand and improve your School Breakfast Program.
Share With The Other L.A. posted
the latest statistics, resources, actions and links to elected officials at http://www.lapoverty.org.
Alert Update 1.25.02
the Date (May
14, 2002) for Hunger Action Day 2002!
Schools can serve summer meals with less hassle and we have new materials that help describe the benefits of going "seamless."
WIC Funding: Congress puts in more, yet cuts in caseload being requested.
resource of nutrition-related materials is available by clicking here.
Alert Update 1.18.02
Tuna Fish vs. Cat
Food: the Governor's Budget
The Los Angeles Times has written two articles this week on food-related issues
Alert Update 1.11.02
Help us evaluate CFPA and our network of advocates
The Comprehensive Guide to Food Stamps in California is now on-line.
The Food and Nutrition Services division of USDA welcomes Dr. Peter Murano as the new Deputy Director for the Special Nutrition Programs.
There is relief for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents in the form of waivers available to “Labor Surplus Areas,” for 30 California counties.
Alert Update 1.04.02
A flow of events to be expected in the upcoming weeks after the Governor's proposed budget for 2002-02 and "State of the State" address
Federal food stamp reauthorization continues as Democratic leaders in the Senate intend to bring the Farm Bill back after they return on January 23, 2002