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The pandemic has shone a new light on what child hunger looks like in our country. No one has answered the call at this time more than schools by providing the nutrition children need. It’s no wonder parents consider schools to be one of their most trusted sources in a time of need. Still, there is much work to do and CalFresh Outreach can help lift children out of hunger while creating funding opportunities in your school district.

Free School Meals For All, going into effect in Fall 2022, makes California the first state to offer universal free school meals for all students. The time is now to take this incredible funding opportunity to bring our schools onto federal provisions, and CalFresh outreach is the most effective strategy in increasing access to this available funding.

In this webinar, No Kid Hungry California and the San Diego Hunger Coalition facilitated discussion on how CalFresh outreach can make a great impact on your schools and families. School Nutrition Directors and Administrators learned how to use this outreach to positively impact their budgets. They also learned how CalFresh can make a difference in not only the lives of their students, but their bottom line as well. CalFresh can be a win-win for your school district!

We have an incredible panel featuring:

  • Cipriano Vargas, Board President, Vista Unified School District

  • Robin Hernandez, R.D., School Meals Access Manager, No Kid Hungry Campaign Share Our Strength

  • Daisy Munguia-Pinon, Associate Director of No Kid Hungry California

  • David Garcia, Family Resource Center Program Manager, Chula Vista Community Collaborative

  • Cathy Paredes, Nutrition Services Director, Borrego Springs Unified

  • Ron Rode, Director Research and Evaluation, San Diego Unified School District

  • Claudia Gurrola, Human Service Program Manager Self-Sufficiency Services – CalFresh Program, County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency

  • Sienna Rohrer, CalFresh Manager, Feeding San Diego

  • Amanda Schultz Brochu, MPH Chief Program Officer, San Diego Hunger Coalition

  • Devin Ton, CalFresh Program Coordinator, San Diego Hunger Coalition

  • Amanda Mascia, Hunger Free Kids Manager, San Diego Hunger Coalition

Last Reviewed: February 4, 2022.