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Advocacy Platform

We are widening our engagement in the public advocacy arena, a prescribed phase of a “Backbone Organization”, consistent with the “Collective Impact” model of an effective nonprofit organization. Our state and federal public policy strategies include:

  • An enrollment campaign in conjunction with advocating for State dollars in support of free and reduced-price meals application assistance for non-participating families.
  • Joint application submission for federal funding to support a public private partnership pilot program made possible through the federal Farm Bill amendment authorizing $5 million for up to 10 projects.
  • Re-instatement of an annual allocation in State funding for WIC to support fruit and vegetable purchases.
  • Tax-exempt designation for foods purchased by non-profits to support the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP).
  • Legislation to align CACFP meal sponsor transfers of licensed Child Care Centers with Family Day Care Homes.
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