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Policy Summary

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.

Background Information

State California
Jurisdiction Name San Francisco
Jurisdiction Type City, County,
Population Size 800,000+
Legal Strategies
  • Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information
  • Requires something, sets standards
Reach Limited scope
It is an administrative policy that establishes a framework outlining specific activities for exploring options to address food insecurity, with deadlines.
Food System Category Distribute; Get;

Policy Details

Refers to priority populations?
Yes

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)

Health-related goal?
Yes

"safe, nutritious, and culturally acceptable food" (page 1, line 6); "food security" (page 1, line 8)

Environmental goal?
No

Economic goal?
Yes

"SNAP (Cal Fresh)" (page 2, line 3-4);

Includes findings?
Yes

Findings include information related to food insecurity in San Francisco (pages 1,2)

Has a stated intent or purpose?
Yes

"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).

Includes definitions?
No

Addresses implementation?
Yes

Each group listed previously is assigned a different task associated with reaching the 2020 goal outlined buy the policy (page 3-4).

Enforcement provisions?
No

Evaluation component?
No

Requires extra investment?
Unclear

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.

Code context and ordinance history

Uncodified Resolution No. 44 7-13 File no. 131154