Your Voice Can Help Us Feed Hungry San Diegans

The Food Bank needs your support in the fight against food poverty in San Diego County. By contacting key decision makers, supporting legislative campaigns, and helping us educate the community about hunger, you will help make positive changes in the lives of vulnerable San Diegans.

Current Legislation & Policy Briefings

The Food Bank actively supports legislation that provides hunger relief to people in need in San Diego County. Below you will find policy briefings and up-to-date information on current and recently passed legislation.

CAFB Responds to Governor Brown’s Budget Proposal
Press Release 1/6/2012: Governor Proposes Harmful Cuts that Will Leave More Californians Hungry

Governor Brown Signs Bills, Including AB 6 and AB 152, to Improve Food Security in California!
Anti-hunger advocates have much to celebrate this year, as legislation signed by the Governor will finally end fingerprint imaging in the CalFresh program — a change many of you have championed for almost a decade. Governor Brown also signed AB 152, the bill CAFB sponsored to create a tax credit for crop donations and the framework for a state emergency food assistance program.

For Immediate Release: One in Four California Households with Children Report Inability to Afford Enough Food Data Also Shows Widespread Struggle in Every Congressional District

California Food Banks React to Signing of State Budget: Mix of Relief and Disappointment as Budget Passes without Revenue Extensions

Hunger and Poverty Advocacy Organizations

The following organizations advocate for anti-hunger legislation, policies, and programs at the national, state, and local level. Each organization plays a critical role representing the hunger-relief community to government and elected officials.

National

Food Research and Action Center

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is the leading national nonprofit organization working to improve public policies and public-private partnerships to eradicate hunger and under-nutrition in the United States. www.frac.org

Feeding America

Feeding America represents the nation’s largest food bank network with 202 local member food banks. Feeding America’s public policy efforts focus on national-level legislation affecting hunger and poverty in Congress, as well as at the state and local levels. Feeding America’s public policy objective is to strengthen and expand the programs and solutions available to the nation’s food insecure. www.feedingamerica.org/how-we-fight-hunger/advocacy-public-policy.aspx

State

California Association of Food Banks

The California Association of Food Banks (CAFB) supports a membership of 41 food banks in California. The CAFB promotes collaboration in response to emerging social, economic and legislative challenges impacting hungry Californians. CAFB develops and advocates positions at the federal, state, and local level on behalf of its member food banks and the low-income people they serve. www.cafoodbanks.org

California Food Policy Advocates

California Food Policy Advocates is a statewide policy and advocacy organization dedicated improving the health and wellbeing of low-income Californians by increasing their access to nutritious, affordable food. www.cfpa.net

California Hunger Action Coalition

The California Hunger Action Coalition (CHAC) is a grassroots anti-hunger group that holds advocacy actions each year.  They offer scholarships for low-income people from all over the state to visit Sacramento and speak to their legislators. CHAC awards annual “Hunger Fighter” awards to local and state officials and advocates who endeavor to end hunger. www.hungeraction.net

Local

San Diego Hunger Coalition

The San Diego Hunger Coalition’s mission is to build a successful anti-hunger network that eliminates food insecurity in San Diego County. The Hunger Coalition advocates for maximum participation in and the effectiveness of available food security resources, and the organization fosters collaboration with local anti-hunger organizations to shape public opinion and policy at the local, state, and federal levels. www.sandiegohungercoalition.org