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(a) Food Security Task Force. There is hereby established a Food Security Task Force of the City and County of San Francisco. Food security, for purposes of this Article X, shall mean the state in which all persons obtain a nutritionally adequate, culturally acceptable diet at all times through local non-emergency sources.
(b) Membership. The Task Force shall consist of 20 members appointed by the Board of Supervisors, City department heads, or the San Francisco Unified School District, as provided below. Members shall serve at the pleasure of their respective appointing authorities.
(2) Seat 2 shall be an employee of the Department of Public Health- Nutrition Services, appointed by the Director of Health.
(3) Seat 3 shall be held by an employee of the Department of Aging and Adult Services, appointed by the Executive Director of the Human Services Agency.
(4) Seat 4 shall be held by an employee of the Department of Public Health – Food Security, appointed by the Director of Health.
(5) Seat 5 shall be held by an employee of the Department of Children, Youth and their Families, appointed by the Director of the Department of Children, Youth and their Families.
(6) Seat 6 shall be held by an employee of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing, appointed by the Director of the Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing.
(7) Seat 7 shall be held by an employee of the Recreation and Park Department’s Urban Agriculture Program, appointed by the General Manager of the Recreation and Park Department.
(8) Seat 8 shall be held by an appointee of the San Francisco Unified School District if the District chooses to appoint a member.
(9) Seats 9 through 19 shall be held by representatives of community-based organizations that provide nutritional support and increase the food security of San Francisco residents, nominated by the Task Force and appointed by the Board of Supervisors. These members may include but are not limited to representatives from organizations serving food in the following program types: home-delivered meals; congregate meals for seniors; food bank; free dining room; multi-service agency serving families and youth; shelter meals; faith-based organizations; food retail (farmers markets; grocery stores); and hospital and health clinics. No organization shall have more than one representative on the Task Force.
(10) Seat 20 shall be held by a member of the public, nominated by the Task Force and appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Any member representing a community-based organization who fails to attend at least three meetings in a six-month period without the express approval of the Task Force at or before each missed meeting shall be deemed to have resigned from the Task Force ten days after the third unapproved absence. The Task Force shall promptly inform the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors of the resignation.
(c) Staffing. The Department of Public Health shall provide clerical assistance and logistical support to the Task Force and its committees.
(d) Meetings. The Task Force shall meet at least once every four months.
(e) Purposes of Task Force; Strategic Plan. The Food Security Task Force shall recommend to the Board of Supervisors legislative action and city-wide strategies that would increase participation in federally funded programs such as Cal Fresh known nationally as SNAP and formally as food stamps, Summer Food Service, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Homeless Children Nutrition Program, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), the School Lunch Program, and the National School Breakfast Program. The Task Force shall also provide general advice and assistance to the Board of Supervisors with regard to funding priorities, legislative action, and City policies on addressing hunger and enhancing the food security of San Francisco residents in addition to any other issues within the Task Force’s expertise.
To accomplish these goals, the Food Security Task Force shall assist the Department of Public Health in preparing and presenting the food security and equity report to the Board of Supervisors and the Mayor as such report is established by the City pursuant to Administrative Code Chapter 59A. The report may include recommendations for funding, programs, and policy. The Board of Supervisors may adopt legislation to implement the recommendations.
(Added as Health Code Sec. 470.1 by Ord. 191-12, File No. 120668, App. 9/11/2012, Eff. 10/11/2012; amended by Ord. 88-15, File No. 150349, App. 6/18/2015, Eff. 7/18/2015; redesignated and amended by Ord. 173-18, File No. 180521, App. 7/17/2018, Eff. 8/17/2018; amended by Ord. 107-21, File No. 210719, App. 7/30/2021, Eff. 8/30/2021)
(Former Sec. 5.10-1 added by Ord. 89-16, File No. 150944, App. 5/27/2016, Eff. 6/26/2016; expired 11/4/2017)