Increasing access to healthy food
The State Assembly recently passed AB 1321, which doubles benefits (e.g. CalFresh) for families when they buy California-grown fruits and veggies at farmers markets to make healthy food more affordable. It also includes the pilot expansion of these incentives into neighborhood markets and corner stores to sell California-grown healthy produce in low-income neighborhoods. Legislation like this can help provide healthy food in all communities and more opportunities for people to be healthy and food secure. The bill now heads to the Senate Ag Committee next for a vote – if your organization supports nutrition incentives, send in your letter of support before July 1 @ 5pm.