News Update Oct 10th 2017

October 10, 2017: October is Food Month, harvest time, and time to reflect on and replenish the work so many are doing in LA to end hunger, eradicate poverty, and improve our diets. All of that is for nought if we do not fight back against the push nationally for a massive tax cut that will come at the expense of poor Americans, including low wage working Americans who will see a tax INCREASE from 10 o 12 %. Please take action!

Federal Budget Update: House Budget With Big Cuts to Social Programs Sets Up Tax Cuts for Wealthy: Take Action Today on Twitter, 10 am

(Compiled from California Food Policy Advocates and Western Center on Law and Poverty)

Last week, the House passed its FY 18 Budget Resolution along a party-line vote of 219-206. This was this first step in setting up a fast-track approval process not needing bipartisan support to advance a package of major tax cuts that would primarily benefit wealthy households and large corporations. In order to pay for those tax cuts, the plan proposes cuts to critical programs that help California families and our economy, including health coverage, nutrition assistance, basic income assistance for poor seniors and people with disabilities, and tax credits for low-income working families.

Read more about the budget's proposed cuts to specific programs serving low- and moderate-income Californians. link

Read more about what's next in the federal budget process, and what Californians can do now to support a fair budget and tax policies that won't leave struggling Californians behind. link

HandsOff Twitterstorm today (1 -2 pm ET; 10 - 11 am PT) :

(If you get this message after 10 am, Tweet Anyway! )

Join @momsrising @CoalitionHN and others to speak out against tax cuts for the wealthy and for national programs that boost our families

Where: On Twitter with the hashtag #HandsOff

Sample tweets and graphics: can be found here (feel free to add your materials)

Find the Twitter handles of your Representatives (pdf) and use this sample tweets:

@YourMemberHandle: #HandsOff programs that protect Americans against hunger & poverty. #2018Budget

Two Events to Support Hunger Action LA : Food Justice Month at Occidental: Join Hunger Action LA at Food Justice House Garden Party Oct 28

Oct. 28,  1:00pm-3:00pm             Food Justice House Garden Party

The Food Justice House will be ending Food Justice month with a garden party to fundraise for Hunger Action LA! Come enjoy music and snacks for a good cause.

Food Justice House- 4863 Stratford Rd

Hunger Action LA Annual Dinner and Awards

Thursday November 16
6 pm to 9 pm
4777 Santa Monica Blvd
LA CA 90029


Proceeds benefit:

Peoples Guide publication

Hunger Action Day in Sacramento---transportation for grassroots advocates

Market Match for seniors, people with disabilities, and  families



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

Upcoming Events:

Food Day LA Oct 24

In celebration of the launch of the NEW Good Food for All Agenda, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council invites all Angelenos to help bring our collective vision for the #FutureofFood to LIFE on #FoodDayLA this October 24th at LA City Hall. Come ready to share and explore our city's most forward-thinking, visionary ideas on the #FutureOfFood! Join us in recognizing the City Council's Good Food Champions and food policy wins of 2017, bringing us closer to Good Food for All.



10-11am | Council Chambers: Food Day Presentation + GoodFood Champions
11am-2pm | South Lawn: Future of Food Showcase (ft. innovative projects, the release of the NEW Good Food for All Agenda, and showcase winners announced!)

*lunch will be provided with registration

UCLA National Food Week Festival: Harvesting Change, Oct. 26

Harvesting Change: Fostering Partnerships for Food Security, a festival and panel discussion, Thursday October 26, 6 pm to 9 pm, 3rd floor Commons, Public Affairs


Join us for a festival and panel discussion on food security featuring speakers from Food Forward, Hunger Action LA, and LADPH. There will be food, fun, and booths to get you connected to the movement.  Panel includes Jessica McBride, founder of Open Silo LA: Rick Nahmias, founder/executive director of Food Forward: Frank Tamborello, director of Hunger Action LA; Dr. Rhea Holler, psychologist: and Fatinah Darwish, Health Program Analyst, LA County Dept. of Public Health.

Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series, Sponsored by the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the UCLA Food Studies Graduate Certificate Program

California Food Policy Advocates 25th Anniversary Oct. 27

Join CFPA as we celebrate our 25th anniversary Oct 27! 
Click here to RSVP

Netiya’s Second Annual Food, Faith & Field Symposium Nov. 5

Save the date for Netiya’s 2nd annual Food, Faith & Field Symposium! It’s Sunday November 5, from 3 to 7 pm, at Temple Israel of Hollywood , 7300 Hollywood Blvd. LA CA 90046.

You're invited by Netiya and the Executive Director, Devorah Brous to this multi-faith gathering where we will make connections between LAND, stewardship, spirituality and sustenance. Land use is the theme,  and keynote speakers include Helena Norberg-Hodge, a local food pioneer and author of Ancient Futures, a book detailing how Western influences of tourism and technology have wrought havoc on traditional ways of life in a Himalayan region.


If you’re part of a faith-based group looking to walk the walk about social justice, ethical use of land and reclaiming food sovereignty---or just starting a little garden---this conference is for you! 

Tickets here:

Tickets Here for Food, Faith & Field

Volunteer or sponsor:

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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