2019 CalFresh Forum Presentations Now Posted

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Materials and resources from the 2019 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.

Morning Plenaries

   Dottie Rosenbaum, Senior Policy Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
   Slideshow: Morning Plenary: State of SNAP: A National Perspective PDF

   Ty Jones Cox, Senior Advisor, Food Security, AARP Foundation
   Slideshow: Special Focus: SNAP, Seniors & SSI Recipients PDF

   Kim McCoy Wade, Chief, CalFresh Branch, CA Department of Social Services
   Slideshow: State of CalFresh 2019 PDF



2019 CalFresh Legislation

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

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

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



Implementing the ABAWD Time Limit: Lessons Learned from Counties and Outreach Partners

   Alexis Fernandez, Chief, CalFresh Policy Branch, California Department of Social Services
   Francesca Costa, San Francisco-MarinFood Bank
   Peri Weisberg, San Francisco County Human Services Agency
   Tracy Wetherby, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
   Roseann Berthron-Arechiga, Santa Clara County Social Services Agency
   Caitlin Sly, Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
   Carolyn Foudy, Contra Costa County Department of Employment and Human Services
   Moderator: Becky Gershon, California Association of Food Banks

   Session Slideshow: Implementing the ABAWD Time Limit PDF


2019 Freshy Awards

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



All In, All Together: Ensuring a Successful SSI Eligibility Expansion Through Planning and Partnerships

   Kim McCoy Wade, Chief, CalFresh Branch, California Department of Social Services
   Mr. Edward Williams, CA4SSI Coalition
   Carrie England & April Wick, California Department of Rehabilitation
   Margarita Cabral, Ventura County Human Services Agency
   Caitlin Docker & Julie Sutherland, Code for America/GetCalFresh.org

   Session Slideshow: All In, All Together: Ensuring a Successful SSI Eligibility Expansion Through Planning & Partnerships PDF


Food for All: Protecting and Expanding Food Access for Immigrants

   Tracey Patterson, California Food Policy Advocates
   Marcela Ruiz, California Department of Social Services
   Seciah Aquino, California Immigrant Policy Center
   Moderator: Gabby Tilley, California Food Policy Advocates

   Session Slideshow: Food for All: Protecting and Expanding Food Access for Immigrants PDF


Have questions, or interested in additional resources and materials from the 2019 CalFresh Forum?
Contact CalFreshForum@cfpa.net

Photo credits: Gabby Tilley, CFPA

Top to bottom: Ty Jones Cox, AARP Foundation / Tracey Patterson, CFPA / Russell Rawlings, Resources for Independent Living & George Manalo-LeClair, CFPA.