Newsom Administration Augments COVID-19 Emergency Food Assistance Program

On Monday, the Department of Finance (DOF) notified the California Legislature of a $5 million augmentation to the California Department of Social Services (CDSS) for the Emergency Food Assistance Program, intended to support low-income and food-insecure populations during the COVID-19 pandemic. To augment the program, the Newsom Administration is using part of the $1 billion in emergency funds appropriated by the Legislature in March prior to their historic joint recess to mitigate the risks of the pandemic.

The full DOF letter is available here.