Public Policy & Advocacy

The California Association of Food Banks collaborates with our members to improve public policy impacting the availability of healthy food among low-income Californians.

State Policy & Advocacy
Federal Policy and Advocacy
Policy Research & Resources

State Policy & Advocacy

CAFB 2014 State Policy Agenda
Legislative Hunger Challenge
Annual Legislative Day
Food Bank Guide to Policy Advocacy - New CAFB Resource for Policy Advocacy!
Alliance to Transform CalFresh


Hunger-Related State Legislation Tracker 2014 - updated weekly
SB 116 - Extend the Emergency Food for Families tax check-off fund (fact sheet)
Implementing AB 152: Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Donation Tax Credit
Resolution on Access to Safe, Healthy Food for All Californians - CA State Board of Food & Agriculture Budget


State Emergency Food Assistance: Get with the Program

State Budget Resources:

CalFresh/Food Stamps

Press Release (2/1/13): California Hunger Action Coalition Receives Grant from FRAC
SNAP Program Facts, Myths and Realities
Opening New Doors to Ending Hunger: A Case Study on Food Stamp Out-of-Office Applications in California
Press Release (12/30/10): New Analysis: Over 20 Percent of California Respondents Unable to Afford Enough Food

State Regulations

Diesel and Greenhouse Gas Regulations Fact Sheets
Diesel and Greenhouse Gas Regulations Timeline
Truck and Bus Regulation Compliance Options

Contacting Your State Legislator

Locate Your Legislator
View Map of State Legislative Districts
View Map of State Senate Districts


Federal Policy & Advocacy

Farm Bill

National Data Shows Need to Protect and Strengthen SNAP
Food Research and Action Center Farm Bill Page – Find the Latest Updates
Farm Bill Staff Contact for Each California Member of Congress

Letters Asking Congress to Protect and Preserve CalFresh/SNAP in Farm Bill:
Letter from California Assembly to Congress
Letter from California Senate to Congress
Letter from California Congressional Delegation to House Agriculture Committee
Letter from California Congressional Delegation to House Agriculture Committee – SNAP Specific
Letter from California Organizations to Congress Opposing Heat and Eat Cuts
Letter from 175 California Organizations to Congress
Resolution from Los Angeles City Council

Other Activities:
Yamada Media Release - Assemblymember Mariko Yamada Takes the “Hunger Challenge”
CAFB Media Release - State Legislators Take the Hunger Challenge


Sign-On Letter (8/10/11): Protect Safety Net Programs in Deficit Reduction Plan
Press Release (6/16/11): California Food Banks React to U.S. House Slashing Emergency Food Programs
Sign-On Letter (6/3/11) Opposing U.S. House Plan to Block Grant and Cut SNAP Funds

Child Nutrition Programs

Press Release (8/11/11): One in Four California Households with Children Report Inability to Afford Enough Food
Press Release (6/7/11): California Children Missing Out on Meals During Summer Months
Call to Action (6/7/11): Time to Improve California’s Summer Nutrition Programs

Contacting Your Member of Congress

Locate & Contact Your Member of Congress

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2008 Archives