Newest food aid attack – making cold people go hungry

By Ann G. Daniels Deadline: comments due December 2 - If it feels like you’ve read something here before about the Grinch-in-Chief trying to cut back on food aid to this nation’s needy … it’s because you have. We’ve been writing about this time and time and time and time again, because they keep trying. … Continue reading Newest food aid attack – making cold people go hungry

Oh SNAP – yes, again

Deadline: September 23 - On July 24, 2019, the administration announced plans to disqualify three million Americans from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP, informally known as food stamps) by taking away states' ability to expand eligibility rules beyond Federal limits. SNAP is a crucial form of anti-poverty assistance here in California. The proposed rule … Continue reading Oh SNAP – yes, again

Meeting with Feinstein staff March 2019

Indivisible East Bay met with Senator Feinstein’s state director Jim Lazarus and returning field representative Caitlin Meyer on March 14 in the senator’s San Francisco office. You can see our detailed pre-meeting memo here. Our smaller-than-average delegation covered a lot of topics: Climate Change: We told Jim that beyond the in-person interaction the senator had with … Continue reading Meeting with Feinstein staff March 2019

Protest proposed rule limiting food aid

Action Deadline: April 2 - The war against people who need help getting food on the table never ends. We fought for a 2018 Farm Bill that didn't cut aid or impose harsh time limits for millions of SNAP/CalFresh (food stamp) recipients, and we won in a bipartisan victory! But now Trump's Department of Agriculture (USDA) … Continue reading Protest proposed rule limiting food aid

The shutdown is our national emergency

It's obvious to anyone who thinks before talking (or tweeting) that the government shutdown harms everyone, not just Democrats. But when pants are on fire, we need more than what's obvious - we all need to be able to stand up and tell the truth. No, the people who long for this administration to fulfill … Continue reading The shutdown is our national emergency

Out of the mouths of babes

Deadline for public comments: December 10, 2018  What could be meaner than taking food out of the mouths of children? The latest assault from the Grinch Administration is a proposed regulation that would change how the government evaluates legal immigrants for green cards and visas. If this regulation takes effect, it could literally result in … Continue reading Out of the mouths of babes

Protect the Farm Bill in Conference

We've been writing for some time about the Farm Bill, an immense piece of legislation that - among many, many other things - covers SNAP/CalFresh (aka food stamps). Once again, we need you to contact your members of Congress to protect this crucial benefit that helps one in eight Americans put food on the table. … Continue reading Protect the Farm Bill in Conference

Feed People – Save Food Stamps

House Republicans drastically cut SNAP/CalFresh (AKA food stamps) from the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) on June 21, and this week the action moves to the Senate, with an expected vote by Friday, June 29. SNAP helps put food on the table for people struggling to find work, low-income families with children, veterans, and seniors. Find … Continue reading Feed People – Save Food Stamps

IEB Partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank

IEB, through its Outreach to Organizations Team, has partnered with the Alameda County Community Food Bank (ACCFB). September was Hunger Action Month, and ACCFB hosted an event on September 27 to educate the community about the farm bill, a key piece of broad legislation that funds critical anti-hunger programs, primarily the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program … Continue reading IEB Partners with Alameda County Community Food Bank