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For Immediate Release
May 12, 2017

Press Contact:
Daniela Ogden, daniela@cafoodbanks.org, (510) 350-9919

We thank Governor Brown for including $2 million for CalFood in his May budget revise. Calfood funding is critical to California’s food banks because one in eight Californians, including one in four children, depend on food banks for nutrition. While we appreciate this one-time investment in the budget, we hope the Governor acknowledges that this amount doesn’t sustain our state’s emergency food system which requires the full $17.5 million in ongoing support that we have requested. As the Governor said, we are dealing with looming uncertainty about the federal government, and we encourage him to think of the millions of Californians that are so scared about the future that CalFresh is not viable for them and food banks are their only safe place to get the nutrition they need to live healthy, productive lives.

About California Association of Food Banks

California Association of Food Banks partners with 43 food banks and over 6,000 local agencies. Our mission is to end hunger in California, and our vision is a well-nourished and hunger-free California, where all people have enough food to lead a healthy life. Learn more at www.cafoodbanks.org.

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