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Statewide Food Delivery to the Needy

Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego to purchase snacks for inner-city youth participating in after-school programs, support for its Teen Cuisine program aimed at providing nutrition information for at risk teens and nutrition education for youth living in rural areas of San Diego County.

California Food Bank System to be distributed to 40 food banks throughout California to purchase trucks, forklifts and other equipment, increase the number of food distribution sites in underserved areas and increase the capacity of food banks to distribute more fresh produce, dairy products and other perishable items to low-income consumers.

Friends in Sonoma Helping to purchase food-including breakfast foods, baby foods and nutritional supplements for seniors-to be distributed by an all volunteer organization to families and individuals in need in the City of Sonoma and surrounding communities.

Friends in Service Here of Santa Rosa to purchase food to be distributed by an all volunteer organization to families and individuals in need in the City of Santa Rosa and surrounding communities.

Glide Foundation to support its Free Meals Program in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District

Homeless Care Force to support its program which delivers hot meals, clothing and personal care packages to the homeless in Santa Clara County.

Italian American Community Services Agency to subsidize the purchase of prescription drugs and vitamins for seniors experiencing short-term, financial emergencies in San Francisco.

Institute on Aging to provide lunches to seniors with Alzheimer’s Disease in San Francisco.

North of Market Senior Services to provide breakfasts to low-income seniors in San Francisco.

On Lok Day Services to provide meals to seniors through its 30th Street Dining Room, six congregate dining sites and home delivery to homebound seniors in San Francisco.

Senior Meals and Services for meals, nutrition counseling and high-nutrient supplements to homebound seniors in Northern Orange County.

Mama’s Kitchen to provide home delivered meals, grocery bags and food through a walk-in pantry for clients with HIV/AIDS and their dependent children throughout San Diego County.

Project Angel Food to support its home delivered meals program serving individuals with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses throughout Los Angeles County.

Project Open Hand to support its home delivered meals program serving individuals with HIV/AIDS and other critical illnesses in San Francisco and Alameda counties.

Food for Thought to provide food to individuals with HIV/AIDS through weekly delivery of grocery bags and walk-in food bank in Sonoma County.

Catholic Charities of Stockton to upgrade its Park Village and St. George sites serving meals to low-income children in Stockton.

Eastside College Preparatory to equip a new kitchen and dining room serving low-income students from East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park.

Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Elementary School to upgrade its kitchen serving low-income students from San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and Solano counties.

San Joaquin County Child Abuse Prevention Center to equip a new kitchen for its First Step Children’s Center & Crisis Nursery providing emergency childcare in San Joaquin County.

Sonoma Valley Hospital for basic kitchen equipment, adaptive equipment for patients with physical disabilities and a small amount of kitchen equipment for educational classes to serve patients and families in Sonoma Valley.

St. Anthony Foundation to equip a new kitchen for St. Anthony’s Dining Room serving the poor and homeless in San Francisco.

Public Policy & Antitrust Enforcement

California Attorney General for the Attorney General’s Antitrust Litigation Deposit Fund to be used for expert witnesses, legal, economic and technical consultants, equipment and specialized training to support the enforcement of antitrust laws.

Fresno Metropolitan Ministry over three years to support its work on hunger, nutrition and health care.

California Food Policy Advocates over three years to improve participation and nutritional quality of the School Breakfast Program in California.

Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights over two years to increase access to health care.

Volunteer Legal Services Program of the Bar Association of San Francisco over one year to provide advocacy and information for its homeless clients regarding Food Stamps, Supplementary Security Income and Restaurant Meals Allowance.

American Antitrust Institute over two years to produce and distribute a documentary film, classroom video, teacher training and materials showing how enforcement of the antitrust laws benefit consumers.

California Center for Public Health Advocacy over two years, for research, information and technical assistance to community leaders and policymakers in California regarding childhood obesity in California.

Public Health Institute over eighteen months for legal research and technical assistance to parent associations, public health organizations and community groups to open school food and beverage contracts to public inspection, allow for public review and, if necessary, public involvement in amending or renegotiating the contracts to promote the nutrition and health of school children.

Strategic Alliance to Prevent Childhood Obesity over two years to coordinate strategy among public health groups working on various aspects of childhood obesity and serve as a resource bank for individuals and groups interested in working to prevent childhood obesity.

Professional Education

Health Care Education Foundation over three years for scholarships, loan repayments and leadership development training for health professional students and graduates who provide healthcare services in medically underserved areas in California.

Project Concern International, Community Health Worker Regional Development Center over two years for scholarships for Community Health Workers to attend the National Community Health Workers Conference and convene a meeting to share the information obtained among a broader group of Community Health Workers in San Diego.

UCSF Department of Family & Community Medicine for an endowment that will enable three faculty members to develop and teach new methods of delivering health services in low-income communities.

UCLA Department of Family Medicine for (1) an endowment dedicated to teaching nutrition, exercise, lifestyle health risk and complementary medicine to medical students and residents and (2) a four-year community-wide prevention and early intervention program serving a low-income, primarily Latino population in Los Angeles County.

University of San Francisco, School of Nursing to establish an endowed scholarship fund to provide assistance to the highest need nursing students enrolled in its Master Entry Option Program designed as a change-of-career, direct entry program for students with non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degrees.

Children’s Hospital and Health Center (Feeding Team) over two years to conduct sufficient evaluations and interventions to document and inform other health providers of the effectiveness of its multi-disciplinary approach to helping young children with feeding problems.

Food Safety & Quality

Pacific Egg & Poultry Association over three years to continue to educate producers and processors on reducing the risk from Salmonella Eneritidis and other illness-producing pathogens in eggs in California.

Scientific and Medical Research

University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine over three years to investigate whether certain vitamin-dependent biochemical reactions provide new insights into the use of anti-estrogen and anti-androgen therapy in cancers and to define the role of certain specific regulatory molecules involved in physiological functions involving vitamin A and vitamin D that have to do with gene expression.

University of California, Davis, Department of Nutrition over four years to establish a Center for Health and Nutrition Research to examine the roles of California fruits, vegetables and nuts and their roles in providing vitamins and other phytochemicals that lower the risks of chronic disease.

The following grants to be conducted under the auspices of the Center:

  • Loma Linda University, Department of Nutrition to study the effects of almonds on cardiovascular disease prevention;
  • Loma Linda University, Department of Nutrition to study effects of walnuts and fish on selected risk factors for coronary heart disease;
  • University of California, Davis, Department of Nutrition to study reproductive, metabolic and genetic consequences of flavonoid-rich diets during pregnancy.

Emergency Food Assistance Homeless Shelters

Downtown Womens’s Center to continue to (1) improve the nutritional quality of meals provided and (2) offer an evening meal to homeless and very low-income women at it’s shelter in Los Angeles.

Episcopal Community Services to (1) prepare and serve meals to approximately 200 homeless students at its Skills Center and (2) improve the nutritional quality of meals served to 3,500 homeless adults at its shelters in San Francisco.

San Diego Rescue Mission to purchase supplemental food for low-income consumers in grantee’s emergency shelter, transitional housing and rehabilitation program in San Diego.

Soup Kitchens

Loaves & Fishes to provide hot meals for low-income consumers in Contra Costa County.

Plowshares to equip a new kitchen and dining room serving low-income consumers in Ukiah, California.

Salvation Army Modesto to provide fresh fruits and vegetables through its emergency food basket, noon meals and child nutrition program serving low-income consumers in Stanislaus County.

Samaritan House to construct a new kitchen for its Food and Nutrition Program providing meals to low-income consumers in San Mateo County.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul for building repair and upgrades to its dining room serving low-income consumers in San Rafael, California.

Food Pantries

Butte County Department of Public Health to provide emergency food and supplies for low-income seniors in Butte County.

Catholic Charities of the East Bay to purchase supplemental food, produce and vitamin supplements for low-income consumers in Contra Costa County.

Congregation Emanu-El to provide supplemental food to seniors through the Geary Pantry Program and low-income families through the Healthy Children Pantry Program in San Francisco.

Mendocino Food & Nutrition Program to provide supplemental food to low-income consumers in Mendocino County.

Mercy Retirement & Care Center to purchase a new truck and cargo van for its Brown Bag Program, which provides groceries to low-income seniors in Alameda County.

South Hayward Neighborhood Collaborative to purchase a refrigerator, freezer and cargo van to support its food program serving low-income consumers in the City of Hayward.

Food Banks

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers to increase access to food pantries and other emergency food distribution sites for low-income individuals with disabilities in California.

Food Bank of Nevada County to purchase a new refrigerated van to support its food distribution programs serving low-income consumers in Nevada County.

Rescue Mission Alliance to purchase a forklift for its Valley Food Bank, which distributes food to pantries, soup kitchens and homeless service providers in Los Angeles County.

San Francisco Food Bank to (a) increase the amount of produce and perishables distributed to low-income consumers, (b) open new food distribution sites and (c) expand existing distribution sites in underserved areas in California. The funds will be distributed to food banks throughout California and support a statewide produce project.

Pre-School Age Children in Child Care

Child Care Food Program Roundtable to (a) Advocate for state policies to strengthen the nutrition quality of meals for children in child care, (b) Develop improved nutrition standards for family child care providers and childcare centers, (c) Work with sponsors of family child care providers to implement the improved standards and (d) Promote participation in the Federal Child and Adult Care Food Program in California.


Contra Costa Children’s Council to develop and implement Assessment Tools and Model Policies, conduct training sessions and provide technical assistance to improve nutrition and increase physical activity for children in child care environments in Contra Costa County.

School-Based Nutrition and Health Programs

California Food Policy Advocates to engage in research and advocacy to improve nutrition in K-12 schools and increase access to fresh fruits and vegetables in low-income neighborhoods in California.

California School Health Centers Association to engage in research, advocacy, education and training to: (a) increase the number of school health centers, (b) provide adequate funding for services delivered by centers and (c) provide effective programming, including nutrition and physical activity programs through centers in California.

Chula Vista Elementary School District to implement a standards-based Physical Education program in grades K-3 in the City of Chula Vista.

Edgewood Center to make renovations to the kitchen on its main campus serving abused and neglected children in San Francisco.

University of California, Los Angeles, School of Public Health to conduct a nutrition and physical activity education program in an after-school program in the Alhambra Unified School District.

Grants to Support Community-Based Nutrition and Health Programs and Policies

Agriculture and Land Based Training Association to develop additional farm stands, produce box delivery programs and other projects to increase access to fresh produce for low-income consumers in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito counties.

A Place Called Home to upgrade its kitchen and purchase a commercial van to pickup donated food items for its Nutrition Program serving at-risk youth in South Los Angeles.

California Center for Public Health Advocacy to develop a Nutrition Policy Toolkit, conduct workshops and provide technical support to assist city officials in adopting local policies that promote the consumption of healthy food.

CalOptima to provide a medically based intervention and a community-based intervention for children enrolled in the Medi-Cal program, who are either obese or at risk for obesity in Orange County.

City of Chino Hills purchase a cargo truck, exercise equipment and healthy snacks to provide a mobile recreation program which will take organized physical fitness activities to children who do not have access to a community park, transportation or funds necessary to participate in fee-based recreation programs.

Inland Empire United Way to expand its Kids Pack Program, which provides weekend meals to low-income students in San Bernardino County.

Kings County Department of Public Health to support the Nutrition on the Go Program, which distributes fresh produce and health and nutrition information to low-income consumers in Kings and Tulare counties.

Little Wishes to provide special meals to children in hospitals in San Francisco and Sacramento.

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to conduct a social marketing campaign to increase the awareness of middle and high school students about the importance of healthy eating, decreasing their consumption of fast food and soda and increasing their involvement in food policy advocacy in Baldwin Park and South Los Angeles.

San Francisco Department of Public Health to increase folic acid supplementation among women of childbearing age in San Francisco.

Tulare Hospital District to implement fitness and nutrition education classes for mothers, toddlers and seniors at its fitness and rehabilitation center in the City of Tulare.

Venice Family Clinic to provide vitamins to low-income children, pregnant women and homeless patients in Los Angeles.

Grants to Support Community-Based Nutrition Programs for Seniors and Disabled Adults

Asian-America Resource Center to provide congregate meals and nutrition education to Southeast Asian-American seniors in San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

Bayview Hunters Point Multipurpose Senior Services to renovate its kitchen, purchase kitchen equipment and purchase a cargo van to provide meals to low-income seniors in the southeastern portion of San Francisco.

Congress of California Seniors Education & Research Foundation to educate In-Home Support Services caregivers about the fundamentals of sound nutrition, supplementation, food preparation and storage in California.

Council on Aging to provide therapeutic meals and nutritional supplements for homebound seniors in Sonoma County.

Guardian Adult Day Health Center to upgrade its food preparation area serving frail elderly in Contra Costa County.

Healy Senior Center of Southern Humboldt County to expand the reach of its home delivered meals program in Humboldt County.

On Lok Day Services to support its home delivered meals program, 30th Street Dining Room and congregate meals program provided through its 30th Street Nutrition Program in San Francisco.

Sacramento County, Department of Human Assistance to purchase a refrigerated truck for its Senior Nutrition Services Home Delivered Meals Program.

Southern Trinity Health Services to expand its home delivered meals program for frail elderly and disabled adults in Trinity County.

Spectrum Community Services to construct a new kitchen for home delivered and congregate meals for low-income seniors in Alameda County.

Grants to Improve Access to Nutrition and Health Related Benefits & Services

Alameda County Department of Public Health, WIC Program to conduct an outreach project to enroll low-income women in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children in Alameda County.

Community Health Improvement Partners with to (1) create a comprehensive database on childhood obesity and diabetes prevention services accessible through 211 San Diego and (2) conduct an outreach/marketing campaign to increase awareness and promote utilization of the database by pediatricians, endocrinologists and family practitioners as a referral source for their patients in San Diego County.

East Bay Community Law Center to expand the Medical-Legal Partnership to improve the health outcomes of pediatric patients.

Legal Services of Northern California to inform seniors about eligibility for food stamps and assist eligible seniors with enrollment in California.

Public Council to increase food stamp Electronic Benefits Transfer access at farmers markets and ethnic markets in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

Grants to Improve Professional Education Regarding Health and Nutrition

California School Board Association to provide school board members with information, education and technical support on how to work with other locally elected officials to develop and implement strategies that address childhood obesity.

California WIC Association to (a) fund scholarships to support professional training and development of local WIC Program employees and (b) research the need for a new professional accreditation to serve WIC agencies and other community-based programs.

University of California, San Diego, Department of Pediatrics to develop and disseminate a curriculum to educate pediatric clinicians in training how to recognize children at risk for obesity and counsel children to make healthy dietary choices and increase physical activity.