News Update Aug 14th 2017

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August 14th 2017

Hunger Action LA sends condolences to the family of Heather Heyer, who stood up to white supremacist terrorism this past weekend in Charlottesville. She exemplifies the leadership that is lacking in our current presidential administration. It’s a reminder that all of us must stand up against “evil”, that there is no moral equivalency in this struggle, and we need each other’s love and support to prevail.

The poor are constantly under attack, both with violence in the community and from law enforcement and from policies created by those who want to aggrandize the already-wealthy and try to ignore poverty out of existence. Join us in a training on how to protect the far-from-perfect safety net from the certain attacks of upcoming months and years.

Please note, I sent this out last week with the incorrect weekday. It will be Sept. 13, which is a Wednesday. 

  1. Defending SNAP : Petitions Now, and Training on Protecting Anti Poverty Programs, Wednesday September 13, 6 pm-7:30 pm @ Hunger Action LA
  2. California Food Policy Advocates Needs Your Input: What Health and Food Issues Should be Priorities for Next Year in the Legislature?
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News Update Aug 7th, 2017

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News Update July 26th, 2017

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News Update July 17th, 2017

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News Update June 30, 2017

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To All Those Interested in Food and Justice...

A (usually) weekly update on food issues, promoting access to sufficient, affordable, healthy food—with a focus on campaigns you can become active in!

June 30th, 2017

  1. Honoring Sister Alice Marie
  2. Congress Likely Mulling Big Cuts to SNAP
  3. Tell Congress No Cuts to SNAP!
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News Update June 21, 2017

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To All Those Interested in Food and Justice...

A (usually) weekly update on food issues, promoting access to sufficient, affordable, healthy food—with a focus on campaigns you can become active in!

June 21, 2017: State and Federal Budgets, and Water

Earlier this week the California budget was submitted to the Governor, with mixed good and disappointing news for those struggling in poverty here. He has not officially signed it yet, but it could happen any time now. But the outcomes in Sacramento will be overshadowed by what’s going on in DC, if current trends hold out. This update includes info on how to begin the fight to preserve food assistance benefits for low income people in the hostile environment prevailing now in the federal government.

And as the rays of the sun’s longest day beam down on L.A. for the summer solstice, we can take solace in the fact that we are at least technically out of the drought, but have two issues on water that need your advocacy: extra safe water for human beings (see item number one) and for cheaper water rates for L.A.’s gardens (see item # 3.)

  1. California Budget Continues to Boost Prisons While Modestly Increasing Aid to Low Income Workers
  2. House Republicans in DC Working on Budget That May Include Cuts to Food Assistance
  3. Los Angeles Adopts Urban Ag Incentive Zone Policy/ Advocacy Day Planned for Water Rates Issues in LA Gardens
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News Update May 26th 2017

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To All Those Interested in Food and Justice...

A (usually) weekly update on food issues, promoting access to sufficient, affordable, healthy food—with a focus on campaigns you can become active in!

May 26th, 2017

Current News and Recent Articles on Hunger 

A week at the very vortex at the center of the universe, as policies related to feeding hungry Americans locally and nationally converged almost literally on the same day. On Monday our state Assemblymembers voted to increase SSI benefits, but not for another four years: then on Tuesday, LA County Board of Supervisors resolved to help thousands of Angelenos enroll in CalFresh (SNAP) while the President released a budget proposal that would practically demolish the program. Here’s what you can do, below (for starters):

  1. Urgent Action on State Budget Needed
  2. Trump vs Trump Apointee on Agriculture
  3. County Passes Resolution to Increase CalFresh Enrollment
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Market Match Update

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Eating fresh fruits and vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet provides many benefits vital for the health and maintenance of the body. California’s Market Match incentive program allows low income shoppers to make healthy food choices by making fresh, locally grown produce at farmers markets affordable. In 2016, Market Match was offered at 260 sites by 37 community based organizations throughout the state.

Through the Market Match program, Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in partnership with Old Town Newhall Farmers Market and Hunger Action L.A. has donated $5,000 to the program to benefit local, low income residents

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HALA Featured at "Feeding the 5000"

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ABC 7 covered the “Feeding the 5000” event at Pershing Square, teaming up numerous environmental and anti hunger groups to educate the public on reducing food waste. Hunger Action LA provided the Smoothie Bike which pulverized fruits and vegetables, which would have otherwise been thrown away, into delicious refreshing drinks.

http://abc7.com/food/feeding-the-5000-festival-served-thousands-lunch-at-pershing-square/1954260/

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April 19th Events Update

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To All Those Interested in Food and Justice...

A (usually) weekly update on food issues, promoting access to sufficient, affordable, healthy food—with a focus on campaigns you can become active in!

April 19th, 2017

Current News and Recent Articles on Hunger 

  1. Feeding the 5000 on Thursday May 4: Volunteer For LA’s First Huge Communal Feast Made of Rescued Food!
  2. Save the Date: Hunger Action Training Wed. April 26 (LA) and Hunger Action Day May 24 (Sacramento)
  3. Fans of Celebrity Chefs Alert: New Documentary JEREMIAH TOWER: THE LAST MAGNIFICENT
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