Additional State Funding Earmarked for Food Banks
June 11, 2020
Earlier this week, the California Department of Finance submitted a letter to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee indicating plans to provide a $5 million augmentation for food banks from the emergency coronavirus funding bill the Legislature passed in March.
This funding will be used by the Department of Social Services to work with Emergency Food Assistance Program providers and non-profit organizations. The Department notes that this funding will allow for the purchase of an additional 185,000 food boxes in June.
In early April, the Department provided an initial augmentation of $20 million for food banks from this emergency funding.