While infrastructure plans are made to address California’s water crisis, thousands of struggling households are left living without safe tap water in some parts of the state. They must use very limited grocery dollars to buy water in addition to food. Families in poverty can’t afford to wait for long-term solutions. CFPA is advocating for temporary, emergency supplemental nutrition benefits for CalFresh households in failing public water systems.
3.22.17 California families need your help! On April 19, 2017 a budget request will be heard in the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Human Services to invest in a $5 million multi-county initiative to bring relief to CalFresh families impacted by unsafe water in the 2017-18 Budget. Read more here…
Fact sheet prepared by CFPA PDF
Community stories of unsafe drinking water prepared by CFPA PDF
Media Highlights covering California’s drinking water crisis prepared by CFPA PDF
FAQ prepared by State Water Resource Control Board PDF