From Sacramento Bee: Legislators Missed Chance to Fund Market Match, Ecology Center’s Healthy Food Program

From Sacramento Bee: Legislators Missed Chance to Fund Market Match, Ecology Center's Healthy Food Program
The Sacramento Bee Editorial Board published an opinion piece this weekend that says law-makers in Sacramento fumbled when they let AB 2385 die in the Appropriations Committee. The proposed bill would have had a lot of bang for its buck, by establishing a fund that would allow California to receive matching federal funds. The combined… Read more »

This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients

This Week in LA Times: Market Match Is Poised to Expand in California, Bringing More Healthy Food for SNAP Recipients
The LA Times is on a roll! They followed up last month’s article on the expansion of Market Match in LA County with a piece this week on the statewide background and potential impact of Market Match. This five year old program connects shoppers who receive food assistance like CalFresh and WIC with fresh, healthy… Read more »

Exciting News: $2.5 Million Market Match Expansion Covered in LA Times

Exciting News: $2.5 Million Market Match Expansion Covered in LA Times
We’re leading the expansion of Market Match, to make healthy, affordable produce easily available to farmers’ market shoppers across California. The program received a big boost with a $2.5 Million grant from our Los Angeles partner, First5 LA, and today the LA Times picked up the story. Several other media outlets also ran articles: Los… Read more »

Ecology Center Partners with First 5 LA to Expand Market Match to 37 Farmers’ Markets with $2.5 Million Grant

Ecology Center Partners with First 5 LA to Expand Market Match to 37 Farmers’ Markets with $2.5 Million Grant
Our efforts to expand our healthy food program statewide celebrated a big success in LA County this past weekend. The press release that went out for the celebration provides a snapshot of the program, our partners, and what impact this collaboration is having for low-income families and farmers in the Los Angeles area. Read on… Read more »

Proposed Bills to Take Action on for Health and Environment

Proposed Bills to Take Action on for Health and Environment
Ah, spring in Sacramento: an abundance of Assembly Bills and Senate Bills, young pieces of policy that could become important state laws. This is the time of year that proposed bills make their way through various committees, each committee holding a vote before the bill can go to the next step. As a bill comes… Read more »