2018 CalFresh Forum Presentations Now Posted


Materials and resources from the 2018 CalFresh Forum are now available. CFPA would like to thank all of this year's presenters for their contributions toward making the Forum such a success.

2018 CFForum crowd

Morning Plenaries

   Kim McCoy Wade, Chief, CalFresh Branch, CA Department of Social Services
   Slideshow: State of CalFresh 2018 PDF

   Ed Bolen, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
   Slideshow: Morning Plenary: State of SNAP 2018 PDF

2018 CalFresh Legislation

   Tracey Patterson, Director of Legislation, California Food Policy Advocates
   Slideshow: 2018 State Legislative Priorities PDF

   Andrew Cheyne, Director of Government Affairs, CA Association of Food Banks
   Slideshow: Fighting Hunger Beyond CalFresh PDF

   Jessica Bartholow, Policy Advocate, The Western Center on Law and Poverty
   Slideshow: 2018 CalFresh Legislation PDF

Focus on Nutrition: Healthy CalFresh Initiative

   Ana Bolanos, Chief, Nutrition Education / SNAP-Ed Programs, California    Department of Social Services
   Amy DeLisio, Deputy Director, Public Health Institute Center for Wellness and Nutrition
   Stephany Cavatoni, Account Director,Rescue Agency
   Alexandra Neidenberg, Senior Program Coordinator, Leah’s Pantry
   Slideshow: Healthy CalFresh Initiative PDF

2018 Freshy Admin 2018

Implementing the Time Limit—ABAWDs for Counties and Outreach Partners

   Ed Bolen, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities
   Slideshow: The Return of SNAP’s Time Limit: It’s California Time PDF

   Amber Bonilla, CalFresh Policy Manager, CA Dept of Social Services
   Slideshow: CalFresh ABAWD Engagement: What's Ahead for California PDF

   Chloe Eberhardt, Senior Program Manager– SNAP, Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon
   Slideshow: Implementing the ABAWD Time Limit: Lessons from Oregon PDF

2018 Freshy Awards

   Congratulations to this year's winners and all of the deserving nominees! PDF

At right, top to bottom:

  • Administrator of the Year - Carlos Portillo, LA County DPSS
  • Grassroots Mobilizer of the Year - Patty Figureoa, Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Outreach Leader of the Year - Ismael Lopez, San Diego County HHSA
  • 2018 Freshy Grassroots 2018

    Federal Spotlight: Ensuring a Farm Bill that Works for California

       Ed Bolen, Senior Policy Analyst, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
       Slideshow: The Farm Bill and Hunger PDF

       Shanti Prasad, Senior Policy Advocate, Alameda County Community Food Bank
       Slideshow: How the farm bill affects hunger - and what you can do about it PDF

       Rachel Tucker, Senior Policy Associate, California Association of Food Banks
       Slideshow: Why the Farm Bill Matters for California PDF

       Melissa Cannon, Nutrition Policy Advocate, California Food Policy Advocates
       Slideshow: The Farm Bill & CalFresh: Everyone Can Advocate PDF

    Not IF, but WHEN? How to be Better Prepared for the Next Disaster

       Brian Kaiser, Chief CalFresh Policy and Programs, CA Department of Social Services
       Valerie Campbell, CalFresh Program Planning Evaluation Analyst, Sonoma County    Human Services Department

    2018 Freshy Outreach 2018 2018

       Itzúl Gutierrez, Senior Programs Manager, Redwood Empire Food Bank
       Juan Torres, Food Access Program Manager, Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa
       Slideshow: Disaster CalFresh: Lessons Learned and Best Practices PDF

    Modernizing Access: Leveraging Technology for Success

       Melissa Glover, Program Manager, Sacramento County Human Services Dept.
       Vanessa Mitchell Program Manager, Sacramento County Human Services Dept.
       Slideshow: "Call, Click, Come In!" PDF

       Alberto Garcia, Human Services Program Manager, CalFresh, San Diego County HHSA
       Slideshow: San Diego County HHSA: Leveraging Technology PDF

       Dave Guarino, Director, GetCalFresh, Code for America
       Caitlin Docker, Senior Manager of Partnerships, Code for America
       Slideshow: Introduction to GetCalFresh PDF

    Have questions, or interested in additional resources and materials from the 2018 CalFresh Forum? Contact CalFreshForum@cfpa.net