Category Archives: Food Access

California Soils Week: GrowGood community garden tour

CDFA Secretary Karen Ross joined Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, Strategic Growth Council Executive Director Randall Winston and other guests in the Southern California city of Bell today to tour an innovative community garden, GrowGood, that works to provide food security to the … Continue reading

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CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork Looks Ahead to Fertile Future

As 2018 draws near, CDFA’s Office of Farm to Fork can look back on all that happened in 2017 and know that there will be an even-stronger commitment to improving all Californians’ access to California-grown foods by working to reduce … Continue reading

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CDFA employees donate more than 1,100 pounds of turkeys to Sacramento Food Bank

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Legislation would curb food waste – from Morning Ag Clips

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME) have introduced H.R. 3444, the Food Recovery Act, comprehensive bicameral legislation to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, schools and institutions, on farms, and in American … Continue reading

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This quiet agricultural ‘moonshot’ could change the future of food – from the Washington Post

By Jenna Gallegos The global population is skyrocketing, the climate is changing, and diets are shifting. So how do you tackle the problem of feeding 9 billion people by 2050? Assemble an elite team of scientists for a year-long brainstorming … Continue reading

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USDA Announces Farm to School Grant Awards – California among top recipients

Ten California programs receive funding to increase the availability of local foods in schools This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced projects selected to receive the USDA’s annual farm to school grants designed to increase the amount of local foods … Continue reading

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May is CalFresh Awareness Month

California has the largest Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the nation. Our state’s farmers and ranchers are proud to play a critical role in reducing hunger and improving health. Throughout the month of May, our state is highlighting the importance … Continue reading

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Thanking Sue Sigler, CAFB for helping farmers double contributions to food banks

Link to Farm to Family program  

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Citrus Stride: farmers, fitness and food banks at the State Capitol

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross joined citrus farmers and food bank advocates today at the State Capitol to celebrate the second annual Citrus Stride – a one mile walk around Capitol Park to raise awareness about hunger and celebrate the positive impact that citrus … Continue reading

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“California Thursdays” encourage school children to make healthier choices

  Members of the Lodi Unified School District’s nutrition services team at Delta Sierra Middle School in Stockton This month the Planting Seeds blog is featuring stories on food security, nutrition, and efforts to reduce food waste. CDFA’s Office of … Continue reading

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