Take Action! Children Need Your Support for Access to Healthy Meals

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These Senators and Assemblymembers need to hear from you that our state budget should reflect our values: all public school students - preschool through 12th grade inclusive - deserve access to healthy, fresh meals. Activate your network to help increase funding for child nutrition in the state budget!


Contact the following legislators today.

Prioritize your outreach to Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside), the Chair of the California Senate Budget Subcommittee 1 on Education and to Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), the Chair of the California Assembly Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance. These two Chairs will recommend whether or not to increase funding for child nutrition in the state budget. This should take you just a few minutes.

  • Senator Richard D. Roth (D-Riverside) P: (916) 651-4031
  • Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) P: (916) 319-2007
  • Please also spend a few minutes contacting your Senator and Assemblymember if they are listed below as members of the California Senate Budget Subcommittee 1 on Education or the Assembly Subcommittee 2 on Education Finance:

  • Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino) P: (916) 651-4020
  • Senator Mike Morrell (R-Rancho Cucamonga) P: 916.651.4023
  • Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) P: (916) 651-4030
  • Assemblymember William P. Brough (R-Dana Point) P: (916) 319-2073
  • Assemblymember James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) P:(916) 319-2003
  • Assemblymember Monique Limón (D-Santa Barbara) P: (916) 319-2037
  • Assemblymember Jose Medina (D-Riverside) P: (916) 319-2061
  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) P: (916) 319-2066
  • Assemblymember Patrick O'Donnell(D-Long Beach) P: (916) 319-2070
  • Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) P: (916) 319-2019
  • Assemblymember Jay Obernolte (R-Hesperia) P: (916) 319-2033
  • Sample script:

    Hello. My name is ________. I live in ______, CA. I am calling to ask Senator/Assemblymember ______ to fund early childhood nutrition, the California-Grown for Healthy Kids Program, and grants for breakfast after the bell in the state budget. Whether in preschool or high school all children deserve access to healthy, fresh school meals. California has some of the country’s highest costs of labor and living, yet today the federal assistance offered for school meals and the meals served in preschool is the same for California as it is for all other less expensive states. This makes a supplement to the federal reimbursement critical to ensuring that all children have access to healthy, fresh meals.

    Sample tweet:

  • #FundHealthyFreshMeals: All public school students - preschool through 12th grade inclusive - deserve access to healthy, fresh meals. @GeneralRoth @AsmKevinMcCarty help us bring more meals to CA kids! @CAFoodPolicy
  • Have you added your logo to the budget request letters yet? There is still time!

  • Preschool and child care meal budget request: please use this form.

  • School meal budget request: please use this form

  • Questions: Contact Melissa Cannon at 510.433.1122 ext 102, or visit https://cfpa.net/2019-state-legislative-agenda/