Executive Director Anahid Brakke joined the Hunger Advocacy Network (HAN) for trip to Sacramento on May 21, 2015, to lobby on important anti-hunger legislation. In addition to the Hunger Coalition, the HAN partners on the trip included Feeding America San Diego, Heaven’s Windows, Housing on Merit, and Jacobs Cushman San Diego Food Bank. Splitting into two groups, the HAN partners met with staff from 8 Assemblymember and Senator offices, had an in-person meeting with Assemblyman Brian Maienschein, and joined together for a meeting with Governor Brown’s Deputy Secretary of Legislative Affairs. Priority bills for the Hunger Coalition included Breakfast After the Bell (AB1240), Increased SSI/SSP Benefits (AB474) and the California Nutrition Incentives Act (AB 1321). The trip was made possible by a grant to HAN from the Leichtag Foundation.
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