Legislative Efforts

SB 364 (Skinner) Establishes a mechanism to provide free school meals for all California K-12 students and, in so doing, increases access to healthy, freshly prepared food that is grown by California farmers.

SB 240 (Eggman) Helps increase access to fresh and healthy food by extending the state’s tax credit for food donations to qualified nonprofit organizations, such as food banks, until January 1, 2027.

Budget Proposals

$1 million investment to improve access to CalFresh for older adults, people with disabilities, and working families: Ensures that all eligible households can easily access the CalFresh benefits to which they are entitled.

Farm to School Program Funding: Encourages schools to buy from small or medium sized farms and farms run by Latino, Black, Indigenous, and other producers of color, as well as connecting schools to producers that use climate-smart organic and regenerative practices, our Farm to School program is a fertile testing ground for how to reshape California’s food system to become healthier, more equitable and sustainable.

Farm Fresh Senior Nutrition Incentives: Creates its own program focused on providing locally grown products to seniors who deserve healthful, local produce. The program will facilitate groups serving meals to seniors doing more to engage with local farmers and ranchers to provide seniors’ access to quality local food.

Additional Funding for School Meal Service As COVID-19 Continues: Provides more flexible financial resources to all public school nutrition departments that face additional costs in feeding students during the pandemic.