Policy Summary

This is a law relating to provision of food for employees dealing with an emergency. It requires that emergency food about to expire be donated to food shelves, food banks, food pantries and other "nonprofit organizations providing food and meals for the needy."

Background Information

State Florida
Jurisdiction Name Manatee County
Jurisdiction Type County,
Population Size 200,000-800,000
Legal Strategies
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
Only applies to the County Administrator (in other words the executive branch).
Food System Category Distribute; Surplus;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?

"the needy" (§ 2-2-11(b)(6))

Emergency management?
Health-related linkage?

Food and meals for the needy. 2-2-11(b)(6)

Environmental linkage?

Economic linkage?

This phrase may suggest an economic linkage: "The purchases authorized herein shall be by the most economical means under the circumstances." (Sec. 2-2-11(b)

Includes findings?

Has a stated intent or purpose?

Includes definitions?

§ 2-2-11(a).

Addresses implementation?

The county administrator or acting county administrator shall determine when preparation for a disaster emergency should begin, in consultation with the department director charged with oversight of emergency management activities, whether circumstances constituting an emergency exist, and approve the beginning and end of the time period when food shall be made available to personnel. The determination shall be consistent with this section. . .The county administrator shall establish procedures, subject to review and approval by the clerk of the circuit court, applicable to the purchase, use, and disposition of food, materials, and supplies acquired pursuant to this section. . .A log of names of persons fed and invoices for food, materials, and supplies, along with information identifying the anticipated or actual emergency disaster or other emergency, shall be maintained and submitted to the clerk's finance department together with the determination of the county administrator or acting county administrator pursuant to subsection (b)(1). Sec. 2-2-11(b).

Enforcement provisions?

Evaluation component?

Requires extra investment?

Code context and ordinance history

Chapter 2-2 (Administration), Article I (In General), Section 2-2-11 (Purchase of Basic Subsistence for County Employees and EOC Volunteers During Emergencies). History: Ord. No. 92-56, §§ 1, 2, 9-8-92; Ord. No. 93-24, 7-6-93; Ord. No. 98-09, 6-2-98; Ord. No. 98-38, §§ 1—3, 8-4-98; Ord. No. 05-45, §§ 1—3, 6-21-05.


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