CAFB 2014 Legislative Day
Wednesday, April 23, 2014


The California Association of Food Banks hosts a Legislative Day each year at the State Capitol in Sacramento. Legislative Day is an important opportunity to educate state legislators about hunger in their districts and the work food banks are doing to help. This year, Legislative Day will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd.

 

Register for Legislative Day:




Materials for Legislative Day:

Legislative Day Agenda for April 23, 2014
CAFB 2014 State Policy Agenda

Fact Sheets:
SEFAP Budget Request
SB 1002 (de León): Medi-Cal & CalFresh - Aligning Opportunities for Health
SB 1029 (Hancock): Successful Reentry & Access to Jobs
SB 1147 (DeSaulnier): CalFresh Performance Goals and Customer Service Standards
AB 2345 (Gonzalez): Nutrition and Critical Assistance for Lawfully Present Californians

Additional Materials:
List of Assemblymembers
List of Senators
CFPA County Nutrition Profiles and Food Insecurity Profiles
Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap
Leg Day Evaluation Form
Report Back Form



Schedule Visits with Legislators:

Now is the time to begin requesting visits with both the Assemblymember(s) and Senator(s) who represent the service area of your food bank. Please attempt to schedule meetings for after 9:30 a.m, to avoid overlapping with our morning reception. For those food banks who share legislators, please work to coordinate with your partner food banks in planning visits. We are available to assist in scheduling joint visits. For assistance, please contact Gemma Donofrio at gemma@cafoodbanks.org.


Tips for Scheduling a Visit
Sample Scheduling Request Letter

Search for Legislators by Zip Code
View Map of State Assembly Districts
View Map of State Senate Districts

...Then Let CAFB Know About Each Scheduled Visit

Once you've scheduled a visit, please send CAFB a quick email with the name of the legislator, time and location of the visit, room number and the name(s) of those who will be attending the meeting. Please send the email to Gemma Donofrio at gemma@cafoodbanks.org.


Questions and Assistance

Please do not hesitate to contact Gemma Donofrio with any questions regarding Legislative Day. Additionally, Gemma will be available to assist in scheduling and coordinating legislative visits. Gemma can be reached at gemma@cafoodbanks.org or (510) 350-9917.