This bill builds on the historic success in the 2021-22 State Budget to provide universal free school meals to California’s children, by establishing the Better Out of School Time (BOOST) Nutrition Program to prevent child hunger during school breaks or campus closures, and increasing security, and privacy protections for school income data collection and maximize P-EBT benefits.
Sponsor(s): California Association of Food Banks, Center for Ecoliteracy, NextGen California, Office of Kat Taylor
Status: Referred to Asm. Human Services Committee and Asm. Education Committee (6/16)
This bill works to address college student hunger by codifying the regulations issued by the Department of Social Services (DSS) at the recommendation of the workgroup established by AB 1930 (Skinner, 2014) which sought to make CalFresh benefits more accessible to eligible college students.
This bill would expand the California Fruit and Vegetable Supplemental Benefits program, giving CalFresh recipients extra food benefits to spend on fruits and vegetables at grocery stores and farmers’ markets.