Looking Ahead: 2018 State Policy Agenda

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1.3.2018 Get engaged! State policy can make a significant impact to break the cycle of hunger, poor health and poverty. CFPA calls on the State Legislature and Governor Brown to take action in 2018.

California is a state of ambition- we aim to lead the nation. While many of us have been united in resistance, we still live in two very different Californias: one where certain people thrive - and one where many people struggle just to get by.  CFPA envisions a healthy and food secure California for all.  Progressive state policies can move us closer to that vision.

Read our 2018 State Legislative Agenda. PDF

2018 STATE POLICY PRIORITIES

Double the 'Fresh' in CalFresh: Make Healthy Food More Affordable 

Enable CalFresh EBT to integrate supplemental benefits for California fruit and vegetable purchases. Pilot community initiatives to determine the best way to expand these efforts at grocery stores and farmers' markets statewide.

Don't Make Hunger a School Choice: School Meals Matter 

Ensure that low-income public charter school students are guaranteed access to a nutritious, free or reduced-price school meal each schoolday,  just like all other public school students in need.

Food with Care: Invest in Low-Income Working Families 

Restore access to healthy food for low-income children in child care by reimbursing child care centers and providers for serving nutritious meals through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).

Advance Educational Equity with Breakfast After the Bell 

Extend and strengthen California's After-the-Bell Breakfast Expansion Grants, particularly for high-poverty schools and those striving to improve attendance.

Stay tuned for legislative updates and calls to action as this year's legislative season gets underway!

Questions? Contact Tracey Patterson at tracey@cfpa.net or 510.433.1122 ext 101