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State Budget & Policy Priorities

The California Association of Food Banks undertakes a robust state-wide policy agenda to support our 42-member food banks as well as advocates for policies that enhance our food systems and nutrition safety net.

Emergency Food Disaster Resilience: $32 million one-time (Factsheet)
COVID-19: $96 million for one-time emergency food

From day one of COVID-19, food banks have been at the forefront responding to the growing need of our communities. State funding is needed not only because of a lag in federal support, but because if is providing a resource ideal for this moment. The State-supplied boxes of prepackaged, shelf-stable foods increase food supply while minimizing internal logistics, alleviating workforce burden, and supporting social distance at distributions.

End Poverty & Food Insecurity in SSI/SSP (Factsheet)
Improve CalWORKs: Help Families Exit Poverty
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF): $100 million for CalRecycle
Expand CalEITC to ITIN Filers
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