News Update Nov 8th 2017

November 8th, 2017

In addition to these events save the date for Saturday Nov 18 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm for the launch of LA participation in the nationwide Poor Peoples Campaign—stay tuned for details as preparations are still underway


Hunger Action LA Annual Dinner and Awards Nov 16

Thursday November 16
6 pm to 9 pm

4777 Santa Monica Blvd
LA CA 90029 map


  • Adrienne Parker, Dept of Mental Health/Hunger Action LA
  • Gilbert Saldate, Tri-City Mental Health
  • Elizabeth Medrano, Community Organizer
  • Nare Park, LA Food Policy Council
  • Rufeina Jones-Soro, City of Santa Monica
  • Vickie Cobbin, Hunger Action LA 

Have a good time with us while we raise funds for advocacy, trainings for grassroots anti-hunger leaders, the Peoples Guide and Market Match! Those who have been to our dinners have left absolutely stunned! Don’t wait to get your tickets now:

State Assembly Hearing on Aging Issues, Los Angeles Nov 15

The statewide CA4SSIHunger Action LA, Personal Assistance Services Council and other allies have been fighting for an increase in SSI/SSP for several years.  Next Wednesday, the CA Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee is holding a hearing on issues facing older and disabled people including the need to increase the SSI/SSP grant level—which for thousands of seniors and people with disabilities is their only source of income! 

This Legislative Hearing is your chance to be heard on this important issue. Make time to attend and be heard! 


What:            Los Angeles Legislative Hearing on Aging Issues including SSI/SSP

Who:              California State Assembly Aging and Long Term Care Committee

Date:              Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time:             9:30 am until 11:30 am

Where:          C4A Annual Meeting at Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel at LAX

Address:        6101 W. Century Blvd., Los Angeles, 90045

Cross Sts:      Century and Avion

Room:            Grand Salons E & E, 1st floor

Questions:           Call Hunger Action LA 213 388 8228

Thanks to our colleagues at Personal Assistance Services Council 

Training on Immigrant Policies, Monday Nov 20 (Register by Nov 12)

From California Immigrant Policy Council 


Dear Friend,

Looking to expand your knowledge on health & public benefits for immigrants? Want to strengthen legislative tactics on immigration policy? Interested in engaging in advocacy against detentions & deportations? Wondering what's new with workforce development and immigrant integration?

We've extended the deadline to register for our Los Angeles regional training, "Unleashing Power: Moving Pro-Immigrant Policies in 2018"! This full-day training includes the following tracks: 

  • Health & Public Benefits
  • Introduction to Detention & Deportation
  • Advocating for Immigrant Rights
  • Workforce Development: Advancing Equity & Inclusion

Join us on November 20th at The California Endowment in downtown Los Angeles for the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills to strengthen our collective advocacy and organizing! We have extended the deadline to register:
Register by Sunday, November 12th: 

Register for Immigrant Policy Training

Find out about scholarship opportunities for community members and students, visit:!

Care Harbor LA Hosting Annual Free Health Clinic: Registration Nov. 11-12 for Clinic Nov 17-19


Dear Community Partners:


Care Harbor LA will host its free annual Los Angeles health clinic Nov. 17-19 at The REEF in Downtown Los Angeles, 1933 South Broadway.  This year’s  clinic will provide medical, dental, vision, and preventive care to thousands of the L.A. community's most vulnerable.  Patients needing follow-up care will be connected to medical homes in the community, receiving appointments before leaving the venue.

Wristband Distribution: Wristbands to secure appointments will be distributed beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 11 at Ted Watkins Park Fieldhouse (1335 E. 103rd Street in Los Angeles) and Sunday, November 12 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College (2115 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles).  Everyone who plans to attend the Nov. 17-19 clinic must  have a wristband. First come first served; one wristband per person.

Please share this very important information with those who need it. For more information visit or email [email protected]

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