News Update Oct 10th, 2018

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News Update Sep 24th, 2018

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September 24, 2018: Multiple Challenges to Ending Hunger as Trump Administration Attacks Needy Immigrants With New Public Charge Proposals

September 24, 2018: Just this past weekend, the Trump administration introduced something they’ve threatened since early last year: their proposal for new rules to change the guidance for “Public Charge.” If these new proposed rules were passed, it would mean that many immigrant families lawfully present here may drop out of programs they need such as CalFresh because their receipt of these benefits may be used against them later as they try to upgrade their immigration status. (It’s important to remember these rules have a long way to go before being finalized and going into effect, and could change drastically, especially if we all comment on them.)

At the same time, our California Governor signed AB 2178, which would make groups doing voluntary, charitable provision of food, for free, to poor people, a crime unless groups registered and paid a fee to the local county health agency.

That kind of food provision would be one of the only avenues open to immigrant families who would avoid government food assistance (if the proposed Public Charge rules pass.) Federal and state government will have issued a double blow against people who want to end hunger.

Again, please remember the new anti-immigrant rules have not been approved yet they have to be officially published first, and after that would follow a period of 60 days in which we the people can flood them with comments. We do expect this to happen very soon though. Be ready with your comments! More details below.

  1. Trump Administration Attacks Needy Immigrants With New Public Charge Proposals
  2. Governor Signs Bill Requiring Volunteer Groups Feeding Hungry People to Register and Pay Fees: AB 2178
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News Update Sep 13th 2018

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September 13, 2018: Two Phone Calls Needed!

Blind Low Vision Program: Volunteer for Sunday September 16 Blind Low Vision program at Mar Vista Farmers Market! It’s from 10 am to 1 pm at 3826 Grand View Blvd, LA CA 90066. Volunteer to help guide blind customers around the farmers market. Enjoy their company and that of other volunteers! Send your contact info to info@hungeractionla.org to volunteer.

September 2018: While we in California are rejoicing over the news that over a million SSI recipients (seniors and disabled) will finally be eligible for CalFresh next year, threats to the program nationally exist in the form of the Farm Bill, which the House of Representatives have loaded down with work requirements in order to cut $20 billion from the program. Meanwhile, on the state level, the most fundamental food assistance—people voluntarily taking food to the poor and homeless—is threatened by a well intentioned bill that would actually make people register and pay fees in order to participate in this giving.

  1. Call Governor to Veto AB 2178 and Pass AB 1871
  2. Call In Day Today Sept 13 to Protect SNAP
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News Update September 6th 2018

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September 6th, 2018

Peoples Guide Order: The 2018 Peoples Guide is HERE! Place your order now at info@hungeractionla.org or at our Online Store. The Guide is $1.25 per copy and one copy free for low income persons. Inquire at info@hungeractionla.org for pricing on large bulk orders. What is the Peoples Guide? Check out the PDF at Peoples Guide 2018 and find more info at www.hungeractionla.org/peoplesguide.

September 2018: While we in California are rejoicing over the news that over a million SSI recipients (seniors and disabled) will finally be eligible for CalFresh next year, threats to the program nationally exist in the form of the Farm Bill, which the House of Representatives have loaded down with work requirements in order to cut $20 billion from the program. Meanwhile, on the state level, the most fundamental food assistance — people voluntarily taking food to the poor and homeless — is threatened by a well intentioned bill that would actually make people register and pay fees in order to participate in this giving.

  1. Call Governor to Veto AB 2178
  2. Farm Bill Conference Committee Begins

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The Right to Feed our Neighbors

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July 31, 2018

The Peoples Guide category imagePeoples Guide: The 2018 Peoples Guide is HERE! Place your order now online at The HALA Store or contact info@hungeractionla.org to place your order. The Guide is $1.25 per copy and one copy free for low-income persons. Inquire at info@hungeractionla.org for pricing on large bulk orders.

What is the Peoples Guide? Check out the PDF at Peoples Guide 2018 and find more info at www.hungeractionla.org/peoplesguide

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Free Workshop

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Free Workshop
Tuesday, July 31st

St Mary's Church
960 S Normandie @ San Marino [map]
6:30 pm – 8 pm

Very limited parking, please try to walk, bus or carpool.

RSVP contact info@hungeractionla.org
or call (213) 388-8228 

*Light refreshments

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News Update July 16th 2018

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July 16, 2018,  HALA thanks you all for participating in Give65, a nationwide crowdfunding campaign for programs benefitting seniors. Funds for HALA will go directly to the Senior Market Match program. You can still contribute through the “regular” channel at www.hungeractionla.org/donate. More than ever we need this program to tide over the needs of seniors getting SSI as it will be one more year before they can apply for CalFresh.

We also thank the volunteers and shoppers for the Blind Low Vision Program who came out to Crenshaw Farmers Market this past Saturday!

*Peoples Guides are available in English and Spanish. Place your order at www.hungeractionla.org/peoplesguide

  1. 1. Hunger Action LA Sponsoring Forum on Current Hunger and Housing Issues, Tuesday July 31 6:30 pm to 8 pm
  2. 2. Farm Bill Update: Senate Passes Its Version of Farm Bill: Next Step is Conference Committee
  3. 3. US Threatens Countries Over Support for Breastfeeding
  4. 4. California Avoids Disaster on EBT at Farmers Markets Issue
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News Update July 9th 2018

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July 9, 2018: HALA is once again participating in Give 65, a nationwide crowdfunding campaign for programs benefitting seniors. Funds for HALA will go directly to the Senior Market Match program. Please visit www.give65.org/freshfood and make a contribution now through Thursday, July 12! More than ever we need this program to tide over the needs of seniors getting SSI as it will be one more year before they can apply for CalFresh.

*With the wide range of issues impacting not just low-income folks, but the overall health and well being of society, we ‘d like to emphasize we can’t solve these issues by narrowly focusing on hunger. Hunger is a symptom of many other factors, from workers rights (shredded to an unprecedented degree by Supreme Court rulings over the past month), water, banking and housing---especially in LA. All of those last three issues will have ballot measures this November, making this a very consequential election at the national, state and local level.

 

  1. 1. Farm Bill Update: Senate Passes Its Version of Farm Bill: Next Step is Conference Committee
  2. 2. Volunteers Needed! Blind & Low Vision Day Out at Crenshaw Farmers Market, Saturday July 14
  3. 3. California Caves In to Soda Industry: Cities Can’t Pass Soda Taxes for 12 Years
  4. 4. The Right To Restore Rent Control Will Be On November Ballot
  5. 5. County Will Vote on Safe Clean Water Measure…
  6. 6. And LA City Council Will Propose a Public Bank
  7. 7. Changes in Immigration Policy Will Intensify Deportations of People Lawfully Here
  8. 8. Senator Harris Introduces Fairness for Farm Workers Act
  9. 9. Seeds from Syria Can Help Salvage US Grain Producers
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News Update June 25th 2018

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June 25, 2018

Peoples Guide Pre-Order: The 2018 Peoples Guide is on its way! Place your pre-order now at orders@hugeractionla.org. The Guide is $1.25 per copy and one copy free for low-income persons. Inquire at info@hugeractionla.org for pricing on large bulk orders.

What is the Peoples Guide? For more info Check out the Peoples Guide +PDF at hungeractionla.org/peoplesguide

  1. 1. House Passes Horrible Farm Bill: Senate Working On A Much Better Version
  2. 2. Tell Congress to Reauthorize the Global Food Security Act
  3. 3. Mark Your Calendar: Double Your Donation for Senior Market Match in LA County — July 1st through 12th
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News Update Jun 11th, 2018

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