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Celebrate our Asian Pacific Islander American Partners

California Attorney General Rob Bonta  Rob Bonta was appointed as California’s Attorney General in 2021. Born in the Philippines during a mission trip to help bring more services to rural communities, Attorney General Bonta had a deep sense of service to others instilled in him from a very young age. Even as his high school’s […]


Nourish Students With Quality, Fresh School Meals

It’s Wednesday afternoon and the kids are just starting their next class: in the garden. Students at Sherman Elementary are learning how to harvest, wash, and cook Swiss chard and kale. Salt, oil, and garlic are key. “Yum, it smells so good,” says one student, as garlic caramelizes. The garden – just blocks from San […]

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Celebrating Women’s HERstory Month

We’ve compiled a list of Women who inspire us to be courageous and whose achievements have made history. This month – and every month – we celebrate #WomensHERstoryMonth.


Kat Taylor Named Jefferson Award Winner

Kat Taylor was named a Jefferson Award winner for her efforts to help small-scale Black, Brown and Indigenous organic farmers feed communities in need during the pandemic. Thank you to the network of farmers, community nonprofits, individual donors, and foundations for coming together to feed hundreds of thousands of struggling families with delicious, nutritious produce. […]

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#BlackHistoryToday 22 Leaders to Follow in 2022

Black Leadership has long paved the way for progress — socially, economically and environmentally — not just in their communities but for everybody in America. Over the years, the Office of Kat Taylor has had the opportunity to learn from, and partner with, many dynamic leaders across the country and particularly in California. From capital […]

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Honoring Black History Month 2022 (Playlist)

In honor of celebrating #BlackHistoryToday check out a playlist of some of my favorite songs that get me moving and depict the movement for racial reckoning in our country.  Ray Charles, Hard Times Ray Charles was the first Black artist to own his masters. When we talk about self-determination and self-reliance, it starts with ownership. […]

Press Release

School Meals For All Can Strengthen Farm to School 

Sacramento, CA (Feb 10, 2022) – As California prepares to make good on its historic pledge to provide 6.2 million students with free school meals, a group of legislators and advocates are calling for a fully-funded commitment to strengthen connections between schools and California’s socially disadvantaged and climate-smart farmers so that students have increased access […]

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Celebrate All We Achieved Together in 2021

What a year it has been. While COVID, climate change, entrenched racial injustice, and corporate greed continue to undermine an equitable and resilient future, there are bright spots we can celebrate. And because of partners like you, we have a lot to be thankful for.  Making California-Grown School Meals A Reality This year, California became […]