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California Food Policy Advocates Virtual Town Hall on COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
michelle
19:48
Thank you!
Claire Callahan
19:54
Yes! We will share the recording after the call.
Maritza
20:22
thank you
B. Hankerson
21:26
can't hear anything
Maria Aquino
21:35
Same
Claire Callahan
22:01
Hi Maria and B, I will email you to resolve the issue.
kiran
29:10
The CA WIC Program served over 30,000 MORE participants in March than in Feb!!
shirin
30:28
does the availability of pandemic EBT impact schools to continue to be able to provide meal options (grab and go etc.)
Julie
40:28
thank you Melissa! That was a great update
Nora Stewart
40:45
Thank you for sharing! Will this call be recorded?
Nora Stewart
40:52
/ slides shared
naomi
45:49
Will CalFresh/FNS be expanding the EBT Restaurant Meals Program by making it more accessible (reduced application requirements, more funding for POS) to more restaurants during, and in the aftermath of, the pandemic?
Liliana Sandoval
49:20
Will the stimulus payments be counted as income for people receiving public benefits? I've seen differing answers.
Lily Caravello
50:16
Liliana, no it will not count because it is a "one time payment"
Maritza Guardian- San Diego Food Bank
52:30
so if we submit an application on getcalfresh.org they do need to complete the interview by phone?
Francesca Costa
53:35
Do we have a sense of how long ABAWD rules could be waived in 1st and 2nd wave counties?
Maria Aquino
53:44
Will online purchasing include coverage for delivery fees?
SEE-LA
56:39
Is the online purchasing program expected to be rolled back once things return to normal?
naomi
56:53
Will restaurants not already part of RMP who are now selling products online be eligible to apply to sell online with EBT? Do they apply as a retailer?
Jared Call
58:05
SNAP/CalFresh benefits cannot be used to pay for delivery fees. It is unclear whether retailers would be willing to waive delivery fees for CalFresh online customers during the emergency.
Lily Caravello
58:50
Can children enrolled in a childcare center, like Head Start, get Pandemic EBT?
Lily Caravello
01:02:16
Our district is delivering meals to school bus sites.
shirin
01:02:57
who covers the cost of the school bus operations (district, private etc.)?
Pina
01:04:44
Thank you for sharing information about WIC.
michelle
01:05:08
fantastic summary, thank you for holding this town hal
michelle
01:05:14
hall
kiran
01:05:51
Echoing Melissa's shout out to State WIC Leadership: proactive, immediately responsive, terrifically flexible and open to all ideas! Love the support
iPhone de Violeta
01:06:00
Well repeat the wic, please?
kiran
01:07:14
New and returning WIC applicants have stated that they left or stayed away /c of Public Charge fears. Now they are coming back because their Food insecurity is so great.
Pina
01:07:58
WIC just received an expansion on food choices so participants have more food availability as of today
naomi
01:08:03
How can we engage small restaurant owners in food aid structures so that gov’t $$ support both owners and individuals that need food assistance?
lramirez
01:08:08
new CalFresh applicants are challenged with the requirement submit documents to determine eligibility. Our agency is helping client apply for CalFresh.
Hector Gutierrez
01:08:11
Challenge of disseminating information and changes happening to nutrition programs to communities that have limited access to technology
kiran
01:08:17
Most all WIC agenciese are providing remote services. It is very busy on the phones; best to apply on line if possible or please encourage patience.
Jared Call
01:08:34
To Francesca's question: no, we do not. Given the spiking unemployment rate it will be important for USDA to allow flexibility to states to recalculate and resubmit waiver requests with the most recent unemployment data.
Tomasa
01:08:49
Is it true that food pantries are running out of food?
David Schleifer-Lee
01:09:08
as an afterschool provider, some of our sites are being closed to child care but being converted to food distribution centers by the school district with our staff running them, are there emergency operational funds accessible to our agency to help pay for the operation costs?
Francesca Costa
01:09:15
Is there any chance we could waive the income reporting threshold for folks through the pandemic?
elenaguevara
01:09:16
Just want to echo Naomi’s Q on how to engage small restaurant owners in food aid structures
Veronica Shepard
01:09:27
Question; How can EBT users get food delivered to them that are "sheltered-in?"
Melissa Cannon
01:09:59
Did your Representative sign on to give a boost to CalFresh benefits? Check this tracker:https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1TBquufktQE1-RqwRwrRA4tJRcjBF45e3UYYVr14e99w/edit?usp=sharing
Sabrina Jean
01:10:04
What work is being done to serve meals to individuals with disabilities (adults) that may be homebound.
Jose C.
01:10:14
Naomi/ElenaGuevara: we are working on that precisely - activating restaurants to help prepare meals for those that need meals. Happy to share more info
bhawkins
01:10:36
Challenge of supporting "non-traditional" retailers, such as farmers markets and corner stores, who are struggling to remain open during the pandemic and/or cannot currently accept SNAP or WIC
Tida Infahsaeng
01:10:38
Yes, could you help circulate the restaurant info
Ana Gomez
01:10:39
Can 501(C)3 org apply for USDA federal food program?
Harsimer Kahlon
01:11:02
A list of orgs that are willing to deliver food, meal kits, groceries, grab and go bags in the greater Bay Area would be really helpful
Melissa Cannon
01:11:17
Resources available for immigrants: https://cfpa.net/covid-19-response-immigrants/
shirin
01:11:43
Hearing about challenges related to the number of places people have to go to get their food needs met (school pick up, pantry site, grocery store etc.). Curious about policy or programmatic ideas around creating a more streamlined experience to "shopping" --most of us aren't going to multiple places to meet our daily caloric needs.
Hector Gutierrez
01:13:38
When will the webinar and presentation be available? Would like to share it out to our network of parents/grantees/funders
Melissa Cannon
01:13:41
The policy/flexibility tracker from CFPA can be found here: https://cfpa.net/new-flexibilities-h-r-6201/#more-18561
LebarreJ
01:13:42
This is a great source for school meals
LebarreJ
01:13:47
http://www.lunchassist.org/covid-19.html?fbclid=IwAR1w-iam7ALo0b6bVCaCb_R97VA0HWGxMg38zZLQq92AGXYQfU7Dfuh7mFQ
shirin
01:13:57
Interested in policies including flexibility that will be needed to meet food needs of individuals and families that are in home isolation once diagnosed with C19?
Tomasa
01:14:18
Virtual townhall happening tonight with Scott Winner, it tarts at 7:30-8:30 BIT.LY/LIVETOWNHALL or call to 8447675679
betzabelestudillo
01:14:24
Our partners at the California Immigrant Policy Center put together this resource document for immigrants. This guide includes information on resources across the state and in local regions for all immigrants. https://caimmigrant.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/2020_03-COVID19-Information-Resources-for-CA-Immigrants.pdf?emci=e7889c84-276e-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&emdi=31486da4-ca6e-ea11-a94c-00155d03b1e8&ceid=4719175COVID
Colleen Rivecca
01:14:38
Yay, thanks for the upcoming unhoused section!
lucy
01:14:46
A number of farmers’ markets are still offering incentives to match CalFresh- FMFinder.org
Curry Zoom 1
01:14:54
thanks
Danielle Lee
01:14:55
Thank you!
Claire Callahan
01:14:59
Thank you to the entire CFPA team!
lramirez
01:15:05
Information was helpful thank you.
Francesca Costa
01:15:06
thank you so much!