New resource on accessing healthy food in the age of COVID-19. Featuring local government policies that accelerate, prioritize or facilitate food access during the pandemic.
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The City and County of San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted a food security resolution aimed at abolishing hunger by 2020. The resolution committed the city to work collaboratively with the private sector and with federal nutrition programs on a number of projects, such as increasing food preparation ability in single-room occupancy hotels, analyzing and developing strategies to minimize food insecurity, speed up service provision to homebound senior citizens, and create a city-wide home-delivery grocery service, among other things.
low income residents, seniors, families with children, immigrants, and people who are homeless, suffer disproportionately from hunger and food insecurity (page 1, lines 13-14)
"safe, nutritious, and culturally acceptable food" (page 1, line 6); "food security" (page 1, line 8)
"SNAP (Cal Fresh)" (page 2, line 3-4);
Findings include information related to food insecurity in San Francisco (pages 1,2)
"The Board of Supervisors and the City and County of San Francisco commit to ensuring that all San Franciscans are food secure and hunger free by 2020" (page 3, lines 1-3).
Each group listed previously is assigned a different task associated with reaching the 2020 goal outlined buy the policy (page 3-4).
Resolution calls for assessing the cost for providing shelter meals that meet nutrition standards required of senior congregate meal programs; analysis of the funding required and policies needed to ensure homebound seniors and disabled adults are served within 30 days, and, in an emergency, within 2 to 5 days; and costs for a voucher redeemable for healthy foods at local retailers including grocery stores, corner stores, farmers markets.
Uncodified Resolution No. 44 7-13 File no. 131154