Take action today! With the end of CalFresh Emergency Allotments, we need you to remind your elected officials that #HungerIsStillAnEmergency.
Use the form on the right to send a message to your State Senator and Assembly Member.
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The CalFresh Emergency Allotments began in 2020 and were a temporary increase to CalFresh benefits which allowed households to receive the maximum benefit for their household size and guaranteed at least an additional $95 in Emergency Allotment benefits.
Why does this matter? Two-thirds of people who receive CalFresh are children, older adults, and people living with disabilities. CalFresh gives people the dignity to choose the food that best fits their dietary needs and cultural preferences.
In March, over 163,000 households in Alameda County received their last Emergency Allotment. This means that the average household on CalFresh will lose about $200 per month, and every household will lose at least $95.
Our elected officials must act to prevent a new wave of hunger and poverty. That’s where you come in.
Tell your legislators today that they need to 1) increase the CalFresh minimum benefit, 2) guarantee student meals during the summer months, and 3) provide support for food banks.