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Apr 17 2018 | 

Author: Daniela | 

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California Association of Food Banks Capitol Action Day to Focus on Funding for California Grown Food and Infrastructure Investment

Annual advocacy event brings state's food bankers and clients together to demand an end to hunger

Sacramento -- California food bankers and clients will gather April 18 on the North Lawn at the State Capitol for the California Association of Food Banks Capitol Action Day, to demand state lawmakers help to end hunger in California and invite them to pack produce for Sacramento families in need. On the group's agenda are budget asks are $20.6 million for emergency food, $25 million for food bank infrastructure, and a reversal to the $100 a month cut to State Supplementary Payment grants.

Hunger and nutrition pose a major threat to California's future. For the 5.4 million Californians who don't know where their next meal will come from, hard choices must be made between buying food and meeting such basic needs as housing, medicine, transportation, or childcare. California food banks provide healthy foods in a dignified setting to help people in need get back on their feet and provide for their families again.

WHO: Food bankers and clients from California Association of Food Banks' 41 members
Assemblymember Dr. Joaquin Arambula (D-31)
Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher (D-80) 

WHERE:     California State Capitol, North Lawn

WHEN:    Wednesday, April 18, 9 AM -- 1 PM
12 -- 12:30 PM Speakers
12:30 -- 1 PM Produce Pack event

About California Association of Food Banks:
California Association of Food Banks partners with 41 food banks and over 6,000 local agencies. Our mission is to end hunger in California, and our vision is a well-nourished and hunger-free California, where all people have enough food to lead a healthy life. 

For more information, contact Daniela Ogden, Director of Communications and Development, (646) 756-9887.