San Francisco, Cal., Res. No. 447-13 (Dec. 19, 2013)
Brief 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.
Legal Strategies
Provides education, promotes awareness, or provides information.
Requires something, sets standards.
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
State: California
Jurisdiction Type: City, County
Jurisdiction Name: San Francisco
Does the law refer to priority populations in some way?
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).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to improving or protecting health?
Yes. "safe, nutritious, and culturally acceptable food" (page 1, line 6); "food security" (page 1, line 8).
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal of fostering improved environmental conditions?
Does the law refer to or suggest a goal related to promoting or supporting the community's economy?
Yes. "SNAP (Cal Fresh)" (page 2, line 3-4);.
Does the law include findings (including jurisdiction-specific findings), or are there findings in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Yes. Findings include information related to food insecurity in San Francisco (pages 1,2).
Does the law have a stated intent or purpose, or is there an intent or purpose in the larger section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
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).
Does the law include definitions, or are there definitions in the section, title, article, or chapter which the law is part of?
Does the law address implementation in some way?
Yes. Each group listed previously is assigned a different task associated with reaching the 2020 goal outlined buy the policy (page 3-4).
Are there enforcement provisions that identify specific penalties or consequences for non-compliance?
Does the law include an evaluation component, beyond reporting on activity?
Does the law require an extra or atypical financial or resource 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.