Call to Support an Inclusive Food Economy: The 2018 CA Homemade Food Act!

 

We believe in a future where talented home cooks can both legally and safely share meals with their neighbors. Home cooks, who are often economically vulnerable or lack access to the formal food economy, should be able to leverage their talent for additional income. The 2017 Homemade Food Act will support economic inclusivity, public safety, and a new avenue to entrepreneurship for people historically without one.

California Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia, with the support of numerous food, justice, and economic empowerment organizations, introduced “AB 626: The Homemade Food Operations Act” on February 14 of this year. His bill would permit the sale of meals from home kitchen operations and will improve public health safeguards around the existing informal food economy and legitimize an important lever of economic empowerment for immigrant, minority, and other vulnerable communities.

What’s at stake:

  • If this bill fails to become law thousands of cooks, thousands of cooks will continue to lack access to economic opportunity in the food industry

  • Public health risks to consumers that currently exist from the informal food economy will continue to go unchecked

  • New pathways to entrepreneurship will remain out of reach for underserved populations — including single parents, recent immigrants, and the financially insecure 

If you or your organization would like to write a support letter or help organize, please fill out this brief survey form as well!

Learn more about bill author Assemblymember Garcia and bill sponsor the C.O.O.K. Alliance. 

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Creemos en un futuro en el que cocineros talentosos puedan compartir sus comidas con sus vecinos en una manera legal y segura. Cocineros caseros, que suelen ser vulnerables económicamente o faltan acceso a
la economía formal del alimento, deberían poder aprovechar su talento para obtener ingresos adicionales. El acto 2017 Homemade Food Act apoyará la inclusión económica, la seguridad pública y una nueva vía hacia el emprendimiento para las personas históricamente sin una.

El miembro de la Asamblea de California, Eduardo García, con el apoyo de organizaciones numerosas de alimentación, justicia y empoderamiento económico, presentó <> el 14 de febrero de este año. Su factura permitirá la venta de comidas hechas en cocinas en casa y mejorará las salvaguardias de salud pública que existen en la economía informal de alimentos y legitimará un aspecto importante del empoderamiento económico para las comunidades inmigrante, minorías y otras comunidades vulnerables.

Lo que se puede perder:

  • Si esta factura no se convierte en ley, miles de cocineros seguirán sin acceso a oportunidades económicas en la industria alimentaria.

  • Los riesgos de salud pública para los consumidores que existen en la economía alimentaria informal seguirán sin control.

  • Los nuevos caminos hacia el emprendimiento permanecerán fuera del alcance de las poblaciones marginadas -- incluyendo padres solteros, los recien inmigrados y personas económicamente inseguras.


Si usted o su organización desea escribir una carta de apoyo o ayudar a organizar, por favor, llene este breve formulario de encuesta!

Obtenga más información sobre miembro de la Asamblea Garcia y el patrocinador de facturas.

We need your help to ensure this bill becomes law! There is nothing that carries more weight for elected officials than hearing from their constituents. We are asking folks across California to email, tweet, Facebook, and most importantly call their local representatives.

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*You'll receive a call from 916-414-9127 that will provide you guidance on what to say to your officials, and then patch you through directly to them.

Thank you for contacting your local representative on behalf of AB 626: The Homemade Food Operations Act!

Your support is critical in ensuring that thousands of people across California will have access to additional economic opportunities in food. 

If you or your organization would like to write a support letter or help organize, please fill out this brief survey form as well!

 

 

 

What’s at stake for Cooks:

  • Cooks today have trouble finding work that is compensated fairly and compatible with their existing skillsets and lifestyles (stay at home parents, retirees, disabled) 
  • If this bill fails to become law thousands of cooks, thousands of cooks will continue to lack access to economic opportunity in the food industry

  • New pathways to entrepreneurship will remain out of reach for underserved populations — including single parents, recent immigrants, and the financially insecure 

What’s at stake for Consumers:

  • Families struggle to find healthy food options, particularly in lower-income communities and food desserts
  • Many people already purchase meals from private cooks, church bake sales, and community popups-- most of which are technically illegal 
  • There are existing public health risks from informal food economies because folks don't have access to safety guidelines or regulations