California Senate Bill 907 (Pan) Local Equitable Access to Food (LEAF) is a win-win for California: this bill will not only support our small and mid-sized farmers; it will help low-income families access fresh, nutritious food at their local farmers’ markets. Right now, we are starting to build a coalition of organizations and groups so that together, we can successfully advocate for SB 907 to become law.
Summary of SB 907 (Pan):
Background SB 907:
CalFresh — or the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) — is a very successful anti-poverty program that benefits communities of color, immigrants, seniors, college students, and other food insecure Californians. CalFresh participants receive an EBT (electronic benefits transfer) card to access their food benefits, and recent data shows that CalFresh households are increasingly shopping at farmers’ markets. However, many farmers’ markets do not have the administrative capacity to overcome the hurdles required to successfully and efficiently provide EBT at their markets. Providing easier access to EBT not only benefits small and mid-sized farmers; it also allows more low-income households to access locally grown, affordable, fresh, and healthy food in their own community.
Increase the number of organizations to sign on to SB 907 as coalition members.
Use this link when promoting SB 907 Coalition Sign On Google Form: https://go.nextgenpolicy.org/KWKX
Author of SB 907 – Senator Pan
Co-Sponsor of SB 907 – NextGen California (NGCA)
Co-Sponsor of SB 907 – Alchemist
SB 907 Website:
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