Hi friends! Heads up, Hunger Action Day will be streamed live from Sacramento this year (That’s this Wednesday from 10 am to 2 pm.) See below for info and attached
We’ll be streaming Hunger Action Day this year (see attached image). Please share this on your Facebook accounts, other social media outlets and with your broader networks (including representatives offices)!
See you Wednesday,
Sarah Palmer DeFrank | Advocacy Manager
California Association of Food Banks
1624 Franklin Street, Suite 722 | Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 272-4437 x917 | (510) 272-9171
Find out more about Hunger Action Day 2017 at http://www.hungeractionla.org/had2017
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Travis Jupp published Hunger Action Day Policy Agenda 2017 in Hunger Action Day 2017 2017-05-10 12:36:04 -0700
It’s time to prioritize ending poverty & hunger in the state budget
+ Raise Supplemental Security Income (SSI) above the poverty level and restore the state COLA.
+ Fight hunger by supporting the CalFood Program that enables California food banks to purchase only California-grown foods–$17.5 million provides 87.5 million meals.
+ Provide a state-funded emergency supplemental nutrition benefit for CalFresh households who must buy safe drinking water when their water system poses a serious health threat.
+ Expand the California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) to all self-employed Californians who meet income eligibility requirements, increase the income eligibility threshold to include full-time minimum wage earners, and invest in outreach and free tax preparation programs.
+ Restore the COLA for CalWORKs recipients and extend the CalWORKs 48-month clock to 60 months to combat food insecurity among low-income families.
Support legislation that improves our anti-hunger programs
+ AB 164 (Arambula) would enable the CA Department of Social Services to more efficiently deliver state CalFresh benefits if federal assistance is unavailable or does not meet California’s needs
+ AB 563 (Arambula) would support CalFresh recipients in securing employment and earnings that are enough for them to exit poverty by establishing a CalFresh Employment & Training (E&T) Center for Excellence.
+ AB 607 (Gloria) would add the Disaster CalFresh Program into statute and establish various requirements of the Department of Social Services and County Human Services Agencies to respond to the need for emergency food assistance in times of disaster.
+ AB 796 (Kalra) would reinstate the COLA for the SSI/SSP benefit and require a maximum aid payment that would increase incrementally until January 1, 2019, when it would be set at 100%
+ SB 138 (McGuire) would increase access to school meals by implementing Medi-Cal Direct Certification statewide and maximize federal provisions to offer free lunches and breakfast to all students in high poverty schools
+ SB 250 (Hertzberg) would prevent harmful treatment to school children when their families are unable to pay an unpaid debt to the school food services providers by establishing state standards for collecting unpaid fees.
+ SB708 (Skinner) would allow pre-enrollment into CalFresh and SSI, but only when appropriate permission is secured from the federal administering agencies. Also, allows state prisons to assist people who are incarcerated to secure a copy of their Social Security Card.
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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.
Travis Jupp commented on Hunger Action Day 2017 2017-05-22 11:13:15 -0700Hunger Action Day will be Streaming Live this year on Facebook: http://bit.ly/HAD2017LIVE
Travis Jupp commented on Peoples Guide 2017 English Available 2017-03-20 12:03:50 -0700Peoples Guide Spanish 2017 Available NOW http://www.hungeractionla.org/peoplesguide?recruiter_id=802 via @hungeractionla
Travis Jupp published September 15, 2016: Current News and Recent Articles on Hunger in News 2016-09-15 16:47:28 -0700
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!
September 15th, 2016
September 15, 2016: Current News and Recent Articles on Hunger
- California Legislative Update: Governor Signs Student Anti-Hunger
- Measure Housing Crisis Causes Hunger and Poverty in California
- National Renters Day of Action, Thursday Sept 22 Noon
- City of LA Prepares Ordinance on Urban Ag Incentive Zone : Public Meeting Tomorrow Sept 15 at City Hall
- Syrian Refugees Find Solace in Rooftop Gardens
- Pomona Agrees to Halt Homeless Sweeps Until Housing Available
- Hunger #NotFlavorOfMonth
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Travis Jupp commented on Peoples Guide 2017-03-20 12:01:52 -0700Peoples Guide Spanish is now Available to view in PDF, or for purchase.
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