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  • Writer's pictureSamantha Marshall

Food w/Care: CA Assembly Human Services Policy Cmte. Hearing Social Media Toolkit for 3/28

Overview: On March 28, 2023, after 1:30 pm Food with Care (AB 679) will be discussed in the

Assembly Human Services Committee. Food with Care coalition members will be mobilizing to demonstrate our support for Food with Care by providing public comment and amplifying our message on social media.

Note: the hearing is scheduled to start at 1:30pm, but we don’t know exactly when AB 679 will be heard and public comment in support will start. If you want to be notified of when the bill is heard, please share your email address with Jared ( and he will update supporters about the hearing progress via email. Thank you for your support and advocacy! Phone number to call in and give your support will be shared tomorrow morning.

Please join us in amplifying our message by sharing the sample social media messages and graphics. Feel free to personalize and customize the messages as you see fit.

Remind me what this is about

CACFP Roundtable is co-sponsors with Nourish California to eliminate the California state meal reimbursement rate gap. Currently, family child care providers are reimbursed for 75% of the meals served through the state meal reimbursement, which is equivalent to losing reimbursement for 1 out of every 4 meals served.

This state meal reimbursement gap is embedded in the institution of systemic racism in state policy in the early childhood education field. AB 679 is an important step to move the state closer to ensuring a truly equitable child care nutrition program that works for kids, parents and providers alike.


Ongoing support request

Sign our petition to call on California to eliminate the unfair meal reimbursement rate gap that discriminates against family child care providers.

You can read the full budget letter here.


Pandemic era flexibilities and funding are ending for CACFP: Let's discuss what this means for the CACFP Community

Register here for this informational meeting on March 30, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. pacific

Over the last three years, there have been nationwide waivers and flexibilities issued by USDA to help the CACFP community respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure access to CACFP meals in an ever-changing environment. The Department of Health and Human Services has declared the end of the public health emergency which provides an end date for these flexibilities. Congress also passed an act, the Keep Kids Fed Act, that provided additional funding that is expiring this summer. Join the CACFP Roundtable, your CACFP community, USDA FNS Western Region, and CDSS CACFP Branch to hear more about what information is currently available, how CDSS is planning for the impact of the waiver expirations, and to discuss how lessons learned by utilizing waivers can be incorporated into future program operations.


Fill out this survey to tell us what you want to see at the Annual CACFP Conference this year!


The CACFP Roundtable is committed to fostering a community of leaders who work together to build equitable access to the Child and Adult Care Food Program and nutritious meals in care settings. Your support goes toward programs and advocacy that help us get closer to ensuring everyone has the right to nutritious meals and making the CACFP an even better Food Program for all.


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