Would make changes to the CalWORKs special food benefit so that it is delivered on EBT as a food benefit (rather than a cash benefit, which makes it countable income in CalFresh) and add lack of fresh water and high blood levels as reasons to receive the CalWORKs special food needs supplement.
Spot bill. Would prevent the sponsors of immigrant recipients of the California Food Assistance Program (CFAP) and other state public assistance programs from having to pay for benefits received by a low-income, eligible immigrants.
Would expand the availability of universally free school meals by increasing school districts’ capacity to provide healthy school meals free of charge to all students through new, additional state subsidies for California-grown fruits and vegetables.
Would guide safe and ethical standards for online Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) purchasing by establishing a working group composed of major stakeholders including the Department of Social Services.