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What's Next for California Food Assistance

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9.1.2017 Today, AB 164 (Arambula)- California Food Assistance, was held in the Senate Appropriations Committee. A great thank you to all of you who supported the bill and brought it this far. While AB 164 will not advance further in the legislature this year, CFPA has set the stage for advocacy in the coming year to achieve the goals of this effort.


CFPA remains committed to creating more effective systems that fight hunger, promote health and mitigate poverty in California. We can build upon the successful initiative in the 2018 State Budget that will provide much-needed California food assistance to households without safe water. link

We will continue to hold State leaders accountable for this much-needed effort to provide CalFresh food assistance when federal assistance is unavailable or inadequate. Please stay tuned for more news and next steps.

Have questions or suggestions? Please contact Tracey Patterson at 510.433.1122 ext. 101 or tracey@cfpa.net.