Each year, CFPA recognizes “Freshy Award” winners in acknowledgment of individual Californians, as well as organizations, from across the state that have worked diligently in the last year to improve CalFresh. The winners are announced and recognized at the annual CalFresh Forum.

Learn more about the 2015 Freshy Award nominees.  

CFPA is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Freshy Awards! The Freshy Award categories were established to encourage nominations across a number of CalFresh oriented professions, including advocates, administrators, elected officials, and more. We are collecting information about each nominee in order to develop a voting ballot that will be distributed in early January 2017.

Freshy Award categories:
• Administrator of the Year
• Innovative Outreach Leader of the Year
• Grassroots Mobilizer of the Year
• Elected Official or Capitol Staffer of the Year

In addition, CFPA recognizes the small, medium and large counties with the highest, and most improved, Program Access Index (PAI).

The Freshy Award nomination process will close on December 9, 2017 at 6pm.

If you have questions about the 2017 Freshy Awards, please contact CalFreshForum@cfpa.net.

Instructions: Please answer as many of the following questions that apply to the nominee as possible. The more specific information we have about the nominee the more details we will be able to include on the voting ballot.

If you have access to a picture of the nominee please email to CalFreshForum@cfpa.net along with their name and organization/affiliation.

* 1. Nominee's Name:

* 2. Nominee's Organization/Affiliation:

* 3. Nominee's Title/Position:

* 4. Nomination category:

* 5. What did the nominee do to (choose one or more of the following and elaborate) increase access to CalFresh, increase CalFresh participation, help CalFresh participants maintain benefits, promote the CalFresh brand, and/or influence local/statewide/federal CalFresh policy?

* 6. What was the specific/expected impact of their work?

* 7. Has the nominee employed any particularly innovative strategies to improve CalFresh?

* 8. Does the nominee plan to attend the CalFresh Forum on February 1, 2017?

* 9. Please provide your contact information (name, email, phone number) in case we need follow-up information about the nominee.