During Democratic Caucus yesterday noon, a colleague said he would have joined me but did not have access to a kitchen. I didn't say anything to him, but want to note here that thousands of CalFresh recipients are in the same boat. That's why the CalFresh Restaurant Meals program is so important: http://www.ebtproject.ca.gov/
With the heat rising outside, I have been drinking only filtered tap water and coconut milk (which I confess is not a favorite but I put it in my grocery cart because I had a 75 cents off coupon). Wednesday is food ad day, so I will check the sales and see if I can afford a can of frozen orange juice with my $2.25 in reserve. Will attend Legislative Women's Caucus "brown bag" luncheon with my real brown bag lunch of a tuna salad sandwich and grapes. The impending budget vote will affect women, children, the elderly, the disabled, and the poor disproportionately...it saddens me to know that tobacco companies can spend $50M to defeat one ballot measure while millions of Californians are suffering daily from hunger pangs.