We are 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.

CFPA-Sponsored Bills Needs Your Support!

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2.9.2017 CFPA's sponsored bills will be heard in their first policy committee hearings in March. Your support is needed to move these important policies through the legislature!

SB 138 (McGuire) will expand Medi-Cal direct certification for school meals statewide, and ensure that children in very-high poverty schools have optimal access to school meals. SB 138 would improve school districts’ ability to identify low-income students, reduce child hunger, and support student success with nutritious school meals.

How you can help: Please use this sample letter or write your own letter in support of SB 138 to improve California’s ability to enroll low-income children into school meal programs and increase access to school nutrition. doc

SB 138 will be heard in Senate Education in March, exact date TBD.

For more information about SB 138, please visit CFPA's SB 138 page. link


AB 164 (Arambula) will create flexibility for California Food Assistance to be provided through the CalFresh EBT system. Now is the time for California to be proactive. AB 164 would enable the State to respond to emergencies with food aid; to provide supplemental benefits that address health disparities; or to react to harmful changes in federal SNAP eligibility.

How you can help: Please use this sample letter or write your own letter in support of AB 164 and improving California’s ability to effectively respond to food insecurity and hunger. doc

AB 164 will be heard in Assembly Human Services on Tues. March 7.

This is an early hearing date- please have letters of support in before March 1.

For more information about AB 164, please visit CFPA's AB 164 page. link


Please join us and other organizations across the state by sending in a letter of support today!

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Questions? Contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext 101