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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsAlaskaAnchorageMunicipality of Anchorage Proclamation of Emergency "Hunker Down" Order EO-03 § 5(g) (Mar. 20, 2020)https://www.muni.org/departments/mayor/pressreleases/documents/eo-03.pdfSection 5(g) of this Hunker Down Order classifies businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged, unsheltered, or otherwise vulnerable individuals as "critical business," which are exempt from ordered business closures and are encouraged to remain open.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsArizonaCottonwoodCottonwood, Arizona, Proclaimation of Emergency, § 5 (March 20, 2020)https://cottonwoodaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3253/3-20-20-COVID-19-ProclamationSection 5 of this proclamation of emergency imposes closures of many businesses, but provides exemptions for convenience stores, food banks, food pantries, and cafeterias located within healthcare facilities, nursing homes, shelters or similar facilities.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsArizonaTollesonTolleson, Arizona, Proclamation of the Mayor of the City of Tolleson Declaring a Local Emergency to Address Covid-19, § 4 (Mar. 17, 2020)https://www.tollesonaz.org/DocumentCenter/View/5015/City-of-Tolleson-COVID-19-Emergency-Proclamation-March-17-2020?bidId=This section exempts food banks and food pantries from mandatory closures and operating restrictions imposed by the proclamation.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsCaliforniaBerkeleyBerkeley, California, Order of City Health Officer, §§ 10(f)(ii); (iv); (xiii) (Mar. 16, 2020)https://www.cityofberkeley.info/uploadedFiles/Health_Human_Services/Level_3_-_Public_Health/city-of-berkeley-health-officer-order-to-shelter-in-place.pdfThese provisions carve out exemptions to the City's cessation of business order for certain “essential businesses” including e.g., food banks; businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals;" and schools that typically offer food service (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsCaliforniaLos AngelesLos Angeles, California, Public Order Under City of Los Angeles Emergency Authority (Mar. 15, 2020)https://www.lamayor.org/sites/g/files/wph446/f/article/files/Mayor%20Garcetti%20Emergency%20Order%20-%20March%2015%202020.pdfItem 4 of the order exempts specific establishment types including cafeterias; commissaries; and restaurants located within hospitals, nursing homes, or similar facilities; and food banks from general order prohibiting restaurants and retail food facilities from serving food for consumption on premise.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsCaliforniaSacramentoCounty of Sacramento, California, Order of the Health Officers of the County of Sacramento, §§ 4, 10(g) (Mar. 19, 2020)https://www.saccounty.net/COVID-19/Documents/HOStayatHome%28Accessible%29.pdfSection 10(g) of this stay at home or place of residence order defines “essential business” that may occur during the period covered by the order to include food banks((g)(ii)); "businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals" ((g)(iv)); and schools and other entities that typically provide free food services to students or members of the public" provided that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and take-away basis only ((g)(xiii)). Section 4 of the order further provides that "essential businesses are strongly encouraged to remain open," and sets social distancing requirements.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsFloridaJacksonvilleEmergency Executive Order 2020-5, § (m) (April 1, 2020)https://www.coj.net/getattachment/Welcome/Welcome-News/COVID-19-Updates-And-Recovery-Resources/Executive-Order-2020-5_Emergency-Non-Essential-Business-Closure.pdf.aspx?lang=en-USSection (m) allows schools to continue to provide free food to students or members of the public on condition that it is for pick-up or takeaway only.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsFloridaJacksonvilleJacksonville, Florida, Executive Order 2020-5, §§ b, d (Apr. 1, 2020)https://www.coj.net/getattachment/Welcome/Welcome-News/COVID-19-Updates-And-Recovery-Resources/Executive-Order-2020-5_Emergency-Non-Essential-Business-Closure.pdf.aspxThis executive order requiring nonessential business closure exempts food banks and other establishments selling food (Section b) and businesses that provide food for economically disadvantaged or individuals otherwise in need (Section d).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsFloridaMiami-Dade CountyMiami-Dade County Emergency Order 07-20, items 2(b), (d), (m) (Mar. 19, 2020)https://www.miamidade.gov/information/library/coronavirus-emergency-order-07-20-businesses.pdfItem 2 of this emergency order defines “Essential Retail and Commercial Businesses” that may remain open amid other ordered closures to include food banks (b); "businesses that provide food, shelter, social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals "(d); and schools and other entities that provide free food services to students and the public for pickup and takeaway only (m).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsGeorgiaCovingtonCovington, Georgia, A Resolution for the Second Declaration of a Local State of Emergency Related to COVID-19, § 12 (March 25, 2020)https://cityofcovington.org/ckeditorfiles/files/2020_ResolutionShellterInPlaceMandate.pdfThis shelter in place order allows “essential businesses” to continue operations provided they comply with social distancing requirements. "Essential businesses" include food banks; convenience stores; "businesses that provide food . . . for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals;" and schools and other entities that typically offer free food services if provided on a pick-up and take-away basis.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsGeorgiaRiverdaleRiverdale, Georgia, Ordinance No. 3-2020, § 8(b)(iv),(xii) (Mar. 30, 2020). https://library.municode.com/ga/riverdale/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=1014930Section 8(b) of this stay-at-home order defines "essential businesses" that are allowed to continue operations includes, e.g., business that provide food for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (iv) and schools that provide free food services to students or members of the public on a pick-up and take-away basis (xiii).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu, Hawaii, Emergency Order No. 2020-14 § 2 (May 28, 2020).https://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/may/may_docs/Emergency_Order_No._2020-14.pdfThis order requires individuals to shelter in place except for certain essential activities and essential business work including e.g.: home-based care which includes meal delivery to seniors, adults, children, people with disabilities, substance abuse disorder, and/or mental illness (F)(17); travel to/from educational institutions for purposes of receiving meals (K)(9); schools providing food on a pick-up/takeaway basis (F)(13a); businesses that provide food for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (F)(4).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsHawaiiHonoluluHonolulu, Hawaii, Emergency Order, No. 2020-02 §§ II(F)(2),(4),(13) (Mar. 22, 2020)http://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/may/may_docs/Emergency_Order_No._2020-02ProdLinks.pdfThese provisions carve out exemptions to the City's cessation of business order for certain “essential businesses” including e.g., food banks; businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals;" schools that typically offer food service (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only and only with social distancing); and cafeterias lunchrooms and dining facilities in health care facilities to provide food and beverage services (for employees, patients and certain screened visitors).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsIdahoBoiseBoise, Idaho, Public Health Emergency Order No. 20-02, § 2 (Mar. 19, 2020)https://www.cityofboise.org/media/9783/restaurantsandbars.pdfSection 3 provides exemption to the prohibition on dine-in restaurant operations for emergency overnight or day shelters that supply food services to persons experiencing homelessness.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsIdahoLewistonLewiston, Idaho, Public Health Emergency Order No. 20-01 for the City of Lewiston, § 4 (March 25, 2020)https://lcvalley.dailyfly.com/Home/ArtMID/1352/ArticleID/54983/LEWISTON-Public-Health-Emergency-Order-No-20-01Section 4 of this emergency order exempts overnight and day shelters that provide food for those experiencing homelessness from closure requirement of restaurants and dine-in food service.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsIdahoMoscowMoscow, Idaho, Public Health Emergency Order No. 20-01, § 4 (March 20, 2020)Moscow, Idaho, Public Health Emergency Order No. 20-01, § 4 (March 20, 2020)Section 4 of this order exempts "essential activities" from the stay-at-home restriction, which includes working at "essential businesses" including food banks, convenience stores, other establishments that sell canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and organizations that provide food for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals . . . and people with disabilities." (Note: This ordinance was repealed after a statewide order was instituted.)
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasAtchison CountyAtchison County, Kansas, Emergency Order of Local Health Officer §1 (March 24, 2020)
http://atchisoncountyks.org/DocumentCenter/View/2213/Atchison-County-Heath-Department-Shelter-at-Home-Order-3-24-2020
Section (1)(b)(ii) defines "essential activities" that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., activities to obtain or deliver fresh fruits and vegetables, and fresh meats, fish and poultry. Section 1(e) defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the period to include e.g., produce stands, and stores and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, fish and poultry (§1(e)(ii)); and food cultivation, including farming livestock and fishing.(§1(e)(iii).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasBarber CountyBarber County, Kansas, Emergency Order of the Barber County Local Health Officer (March 30, 2020)http://barber.ks.gov/uploads/5/6/1/9/56198487/order_to_stay_home_march_2020.pdfSection 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay-at-home order to include e.g., food banks (§1E(ii)); "businesses that provide food . . . for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals" (§1E(v)); and schools and other entities that typically offer free food services if provided on a pick-up and take-away basis (§1E(xiv)). Section 2 requires essential businesses to proactively comply with social distancing measures, including e.g., "implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasClay CountyCounty of Clay Public Health Emergency Order §i-III (March 22, 2020)
https://www.clayhealth.com/DocumentCenter/View/1009/Clay-County-Public-Health-Emergency-Order---Updated-32220
This order specifies, e.g., that residents may leave their residences or place of rest only to perform “Essential Activities,” including e.g. to perform work providing essential products and services at an "Essential
Business." "Essential Businesses" are defined to include "food banks" (§ III(A)(2)(ii)); "businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ III(A)(2)(v)); educational institutions facilitating food provision and delivery (§ III(A)(2)(xii); and business that deliver groceries directly to residences (§ III(A)(2)(xviii).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasDouglas CountyDouglas County, Kansas, Emergency Order of Local Health Officers §§ 1(e)(ii); (x); (xiv); 2(iii) (Mar. 22, 2020)https://ldchealth.org/DocumentCenter/View/2869/DG-Co-Public-Health-Officer-Stay-at-Home-Order-3-22-20Section 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., food banks (§1(e)(ii)); businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 1(e)(v)); and schools and other entities that typically offer food free food services to students and members of the public (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only) (§1(e)(xiv)). Section 2 (iii) directs such essential business to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, including where possible, "implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasGeary CountyGeary County, Kansas, Emergency Order of Local Health Officer §§ 1(e)(ii); (v); (xiv); 2(iii) (Mar. 27, 2020)https://www.gearycounty.org/DocumentCenter/View/622/Stay-Home-Order-Geary-County?bidId=Section 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., food banks (§1(e)(ii)); businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 1(e)(v)); and schools and other entities that typically offer food free food services to students and members of the public (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only) (§1(e)(xiv)). Section 2 (iii) directs such essential business to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, including where possible, "implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasJohnson CountyJohnson County, Kansas, Emergency Order of Local Health Officer §§ 1(e)(ii); (v); (xiv); 2(iii) (Mar. 22, 2020)https://www.jocogov.org/sites/default/files/documents/CMO/JoCo%20Public%20Health%20Officer%20Stay%20at%20Home%20Order%203-22-20.pdfSection 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., food banks (§1(e)(ii)); businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 1(e)(v)); and schools and other entities that typically offer food free food services to students and members of the public (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only) (§1(e)(xiv)). Section 2 (iiii) directs such essential business to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, including where possible, "implementing separate
operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasLeavenworth CountyLeavenworth County, Kansas, Emergency Order of Local Health Officer §§ 1(e)(ii); (v); (xiv); 2(iii) (Mar. 24, 2020)https://www.leavenworthcounty.gov/covid/publications/order03212020.pdfSection 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., food banks (§1(e)(ii)); businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 1(e)(v)); and schools and other entities that typically offer food free food services to students and members of the public (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only) (§ 1(e)(xiv)). Section 2 (iii) directs such essential business to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, including where possible, "implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasReno CountyReno County, Kansas, Emergency Order #20-02 Of the Reno County Local Health Officer §§ 1(F), 2(iii) (Mar. 27, 2020)https://www.renogov.org/DocumentCenter/View/7681/03-27-2020---Emergency-Public-Health-Order-20-02-Stay-at-Home-Order?bidId=Section 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., food banks (§1(F)(ii)); businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 1(F)(v)); and schools and other entities that typically offer food free food services to students and members of the public (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only) (§ 1(F)(xiv)). Section 2 (iii) directs such essential business to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, including where possible, "implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasSaline CountySaline County, Kansas, Safer at Home Order §§ 1(f)(i); (iv); (xv); 2(c) (Mar. 27, 2020)https://www.ksal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Saline-County-Safer-at-Home-Order.pdfSection 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., food banks (§1(f)(i)); businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 1(f)(iv)); and schools and other entities that typically offer food free food services to students and members of the public (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only) (§1(f)(xv)). Section 2 (c) directs such essential business to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, including where possible, "implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsKansasShawnee CountyShawnee County, Kansas, Emergency Order of Local Health Officer §§ 1(e)(ii); (v); (xiv); 2(iii) (Mar. 24, 2020)https://www.snco.us/HD/Document/emergency_order_safer_at_home.pdfSection 1 defines “essential businesses” that may continue during the County's stay at home order to include e.g., food banks (§1(e)(ii)); businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 1(e)(v)); and schools and other entities that typically offer food free food services to students and members of the public (provided they do so on a pick-up and take-away basis only) (§ 1(e)(xiv)). Section 2 (iii) directs such essential business to take proactive measures to ensure compliance with social distancing requirements, including where possible, "implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMaineBangorBangor, Maine, Emergency Regulations: Prohibitions on Businesses, §§ 3(B), 4(A), Exh. A (March 22, 2020)https://www.bangormaine.gov/filestorage/422/EMERGENCY_REGULATION_BUSINESSES_%28revised3%29.pdfThis stay-at-home order requires businesses to cease operations unless categorized as an "Essential Business" which includes e.g., schools and other entities that typically offer free food services if provided on a pick-up and take-away basis (§ 3(B)); food banks and convenience stores (Exh. A § 2); and "businesses and organizations that provide food . . . for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals" (Exh. A § 4).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMaineCape ElizabethCape Elizabeth, Maine, Amendment to Emergency Regulation: Prohibitions on Businesses, §§ 4(B), 5, Exh. A (April 1, 2020)https://www.capeelizabeth.com/media/Ordinances/Emergency/Emergency_Regulation_COVID-19_Approved_April_1_2020.pdfThis emergency regulation exempts certain "essential businesses" and food providers (§ 4-5) from a business operations prohibition imposed by a declared civil state of emergency, including food banks (Exh. A), "schools and other entities that typically provide free food services to students or members of the public" (§ 4), and "businesses and organizations that provide food . . . for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals" (Exh. A).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMainePortlandPortland, Maine, Order 153-19/20: Order Renewing and Amending the Proclamation Declaring Continued State of Emergency and Requirement to Stay at Home, Exhibit A §§ 2, 4, 7(Mar. 30, 2020)https://www.portlandmaine.gov/DocumentCenter/View/27562/Order-153-FY20-Emergency-Proclamation-Stay-At-Home-Until-April-27-as-amended--3302020Exhibit A of this order defines e.g., "food banks" (§ 2) and "businesses and organizations that provide food, shelter, medical and social services, and other necessities of life for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy or homeless individuals, and any associated parking in a parking garage that is related to these services" (§ 4) as a Covid-19 essential services. Such services are allowed to and strongly encouraged to remain open and people may leave the house to visit their facilities amid other closures imposed by this stay at home order.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMarylandBaltimoreBaltimore, Maryland, Executive Order, Continuation of Governor's Stay at Home Order, § 3(VI)(a)(i) (May 2020).https://mayor.baltimorecity.gov/sites/default/files/05152020155718-0001.pdfThis order extends, until further notice within the City of Baltimore, a stay at home order issued by the Governor of Maryland which specifically exempts staff and volunteers travelling to and from nonprofit organizations and facilities "providing essential services to low income persons," including e.g., food banks and soup kitchens.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMarylandLaurelLaurel, Massachusetts, Executive Order No. 2020-15, § V(C) (May 15, 2020).https://www.cityoflaurel.org/comm/press-releases/14291-mayor-moe-issues-executive-order-no-2020-15-stay-home-order-remains-effectThis provision exempts staff and volunteers of, e.g., non-profit organizations or facilities "providing essential services to low-income persons," including, e.g., food banks, and soup kitchens, from the closure and movement restrictions imposed by the countywide stay-at-home order.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMississippiJacksonJackson, Mississippi, Mayoral Proclamation of Executive Order (1) Requiring Individuals to Stay at Home and Practice Social Distancing Requirements, (2) Barring Non-Essential Business and (3) Limiting Certain Other Activities in the City of Jackson, §§ 12(b), (d) (March 31, 2020)https://htv-prod-media.s3.amazonaws.com/files/skm-c65820033116290.pdfThis stay-at-home order requiring the closure of nonessential businesses, among other provisions, exempts farmers' markets, farm and produce stands, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of groceries, fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, fish, and poultry (section 12(b)). The order also provides an exemption for human service operations (section 8) and social service organizations, including food banks and groups that serve food to economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (section 12(d)).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMississippiMeridianMeridian, Mississippi, Executive Order No. Covid-19 (3), § 3 (April 14, 2020)https://www.meridianms.org/covid19/Executive%20Order%20No%20COVID-19-3.pdfThis stay-at-home order requiring the closure of nonessential businesses exempts charitable organizations and social services that provide food, including food banks, for economically disadvantaged or special populations, individuals who need assistance as a result of this emergency, and people with disabilities (§ 3(f)). This section also recognizes that these organizations have a special responsibility to implement and follow social distancing guidelines, including stopping in-person retail operation.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMississippiTupeloCity of Tupelo, Mississippi, Executive Order 2020-008 (March 20, 2020)https://secureservercdn.net/104.238.71.109/rne.d27.myftpupload.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/All-Executive-Orders.pdfThis amendment to the city's emergency proclamation permits continued operation of essential businesses, including convenience stores, food banks, and businesses providing necessities to economically disadvantaged people.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMissouriKansas CityKansas City, Missouri, Second Amended Order 20-01, §§ III A(2)(ii), (v), (xii) (Mar. 21, 2020)https://www.kcmo.gov/home/showdocument?id=4065These provisions define “essential businesses” that may continue during the state of emergency period declared by the City beginning on March 12, 2020 to include e.g., food banks; businesses that offer food and "other necessities of life" for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals;" and educational institutions for food provision and delivery (provided social distancing of six feet per person is maintained to the greatest extent possible).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsMissouriSt. Louis CountySt. Louis County Department of Public Health 2019 Novel Coronavirus ("COVID-19") Stay at Home Order §§ III, IV (Mar. 23, 2020)https://stlcorona.com/dr-pages-messages/public-health-orders/director-of-public-health-amended-stay-at-home-order/This stay-at-home order specifically allows school and other entities that ordinarily provide food services to students and members of the community to continue to provide food services as long as it is on a pick up and take away basis (§ IV (E)). It also generally provides that persons may be outside their residence only to engage in "Essential Activities" (§ IV(A)(1)), including providing an essential business (§III(E)(8)), such as providing food to the economically disadvantaged or others in need of social services (§ III(F)(7)).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsNew YorkNew YorkNew York, New York, Emergency Executive Order No. 100, § 17.1 (Mar. 16, 2020)https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/home/downloads/pdf/executive-orders/2020/eeo-100.pdfSection 17 directs that all older adult congregate centers operating within the City shall be closed and all programs suspended for the duration of the state of emergency now in effect, except to the extent necessary to prepare and distribute meals in order to provide access to food for older adults.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsNew YorkWestchester CountyWestchester County Local Emergency Order #1 of 2020 (Mar. 16, 2020)https://www.westchestergov.com/images/stories/execorders/2020leo1.pdfItem 1 of the order exempts the performance of "administrative, instructional, professional and classified staff functions" from ordered public and private school closures during the emergency period beginning on March 16, 2020. "Such functions may include the provision of meals as prescribed by law and subject to guidance by the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Education Department."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsNorth CarolinaMecklenburg County, et al.Revised Joint Proclamation of the Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, the Mayor of the City of Charlotte, and the Mayors of the Towns at "Essential Business Operations," ¶ 3 (Mar. 26, 2020)https://citycharlottencgov.azureedge.net/Mecklenburg_County_Stay_at_Home_Orders_New_3-24-2020.pdfThis proclamation includes exemptions from ordered cessation of business closures for "essential businesses and operations," including e.g., "organizations that provide charitable and social services," including "food banks" and other businesses and nonprofits when providing food.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsNorth CarolinaMecklenburg County, et al.Revised Joint Proclamation of the Chairman of the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners, the Mayor of the City of Charlotte, and the Mayors of the Towns at "Prohibited and Permitted Travel," ¶ 4 (Mar. 26, 2020)https://citycharlottencgov.azureedge.net/Mecklenburg_County_Stay_at_Home_Orders_New_3-24-2020.pdfThis proclamation includes exemptions from travel restrictions to work for or obtain services from field offices that provide and help to determine eligibility for basic needs including food; and for businesses that provide food and other necessities of life for ""economically disadvantaged individuals, individuals with physical, intellectual, and/or developmental disabilities, or otherwise needy individuals."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsOklahomaOklahoma CityOklahoma City, Oklahoma, Revised Proclamation of State of Emergency p 3-4 (Mar. 25, 2020)https://www.okc.gov/home/showdocument?id=16515This proclamation specifically excludes persons gathering at food banks from order prohibiting organized and social gatherings of 10 or more people.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsSouth CarolinaColumbiaOrd. No. 2020-034, Sec. 8 (March 26, 2020)
https://www.columbiasc.net/uploads/headlines/03-26-2020/stay-home-stay-safe-emergency-order/2020-034%20Stay%20Home%20Stay%20Safe%20Amended.pdf
Section 8 of Exhibit A in this stay at home order classifies "Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations including, homeless shelters and congregate care facilities, food banks . . ." as "essential services." Paragraph A of the order provides that individuals are exempt from the order's directive to "stay in their homes and not travel through or congregate in the streets, sidewalks, waterways and/or public spaces" if they have are "working at or conducting business" with businesses offering essential services. Paragraphs B and D of the order include social distancing requirements for individuals and businesses while engaging in such activity.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsSouth DakotaBrookingsBrookings, South Dakota, Ordinance 20-005 Emergency Ordinance to Address Public Health Crisis (Mar. 23, 2019)https://library.municode.com/sd/brookings/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=1014798This emergency ordinance specifically excludes certain places of public accommodation that offer food and beverages for off-site consumption including, e.g. "food pantries" from other ordered business closures.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsTexasAmarilloAmarillo, Texas, First Amended Declaration of Disaster, §§ 16(b)-(c) (March 30, 2020)https://www.amarillo.gov/home/showdocument?id=24983This declaration of disaster and stay-at-home order permits "essential or low risk businesses" to continue operations as long as they adhere to social distancing protocols. Section 16(b) defines these businesses to include e.g., "social services and charitable organizations that provide food . . . for economically disadvantaged or otherwise vulnerable individuals;" businesses selling food, including farmers' markets; and schools providing free food services to students or the public on a pick-up and take-away basis. Section 16(c) defines "essential travel" that is allowed under the stay-at-home order to include, e.g., "travel to or from education institutions . . . for receiving meals" provided that there is compliance with social distancing requirements.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsTexasAustinAustin, Texas, Order by the Mayor of the City of Austin § 3(d) (Mar. 20, 2020)http://austintexas.gov/sites/default/files/files/COA%20Order%2020%20Mar%202020.pdfSection 3(d) provides exemptions to the general prohibition on gatherings of more than 10 people where social distancing cannot be maintained. Exemptions include, e.g., "homeless shelters, homeless encampments, and any nonprofit community establishment, whether part of or separate from a homeless shelter, providing food in a dining facility to the indigent." However, even in exempted settings, the Mayor of the City of Austin and the Austin/'Travis County Health Authority strongly encourage compliance with recommendations attached to the order, which include social distancing, providing hand sanitizer and tissues, and increasing cleaning of commonly and frequently touched surfaces.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsTexasDallasDallas, Texas, Second Amended Emergency Regulation (Mar. 24, 2020), adopting in substantial part Dallas County, Texas, Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins (Mar. 23, 2020).https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/TXDALLAS/2020/03/24/file_attachments/1409334/Dallas%20Emergency%20Regulations%20032420.pdfThis set of emergency regulations for the City of Dallas adopts and applies to the city provisions of a county stay-at-home order (§ 1), which require businesses, except "Essential Businesses," to cease all activities (Dallas County, Texas, Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins (Mar. 23, 2020), §1(b)). Essential businesses are defined to include those that provide services, like food, to economically disadvantaged groups (Dallas County, Texas, Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins (Mar. 23, 2020) § 2(b)(v)).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsTexasEl PasoEl Paso, Texas, Stay Home, Work Safe Order, § 6(g) (Mar. 24, 2020)http://epstrong.org/documents/covid19/Stay%20Home,%20Work%20Safe%20Order.pdf?1585772801This order allows and encourages essential businesses to remain open during the public health crisis, including food banks (§ 6(g)(ii)), food delivery services (§ 6(g)(xvi)), and businesses that provide food, shelter, and social services for elderly, economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals (§ 6(g)(iv)). This exemption explicitly does not apply to outdoor food stalls, including farmers' markets.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsTexasKaufman CountyKaufman County, Texas, Shelter in Place Order of the County Judge of Kaufman County, Texas § 4(a)(13) (March 24, 2020)https://www.kaufmantx.org/DocumentCenter/View/2098/March-24-2020--Kaufman-County-Shelter-in-Place-OrderSection 4 of this shelter-in-place order exempts persons operating an essential business, including workers that support food, shelter, social services, and other life necessities to economically disadvantaged or needy individuals, as well as grocery store and other retail workers that sell food.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsTexasOdessaOdessa, Texas, Mayoral Limited Shelter in Place Order Due to Public Health Emergency, §§ 15, 16 (March 30, 2020)
https://www.odessa-tx.gov/home/showdocument?id=7867
Section 16 of this shelter in place order classifies certain businesses including food banks and businesses that provide food and other necessities of life "for economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals" as "essential businesses." These businesses may continue to operate amid other closures (and are encouraged to do so at section 15) "provided federal and CDC guidelines, including social distancing requirements, are followed. Section 16 also provides additional recommended occupancy and customer spacing metrics.
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsTexasSan AntonioSan Antonio, Texas, Emergency Order #5: Declaration of Public Health Emergency Regarding Covid-19, Exhibit 1 §2(b)(viii) (Mar. 23, 2020)https://www.sanantonio.gov/Portals/0/Files/health/COVID19/Website%20Docs/Emergency%20Declaration%20No.%205.pdf?ver=2020-03-23-175107-393These sections define "Exempted Businesses" that may continue operating amid other ordered business closures to include e.g., "schools and other entities that typically
provide free services to students or members of the public" (provided they do so on a pick-up/takeaway basis), and businesses that provide food to "economically disadvantaged or other vulnerable populations."
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsWisconsinMilwaukee CountyOrder #1, COVID-19 Public Health Plan for Suburban Milwaukee County, Wisc. § 2(c), (s), (May 13, 2020)https://www.wpr.org/sites/default/files/covid19-public-health-plan-final-order-5.13.2020_copy.pdfThis order was a collaborative effort among all jurisdictions in suburban Milwaukee County in response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court's permission of the state to reopen. Section 2 of the order clarifies which businesses and activities are allowed to continue operating, and includes human service operations, which encompass businesses that provide food for economically disadvantaged individuals (c) and organizations that provide charitable and social services (including food banks and food pantries) (s).
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsWyomingJacksonJackson, Wyoming, Emergency Ordinance 1249, §§ 4(a)(iv), (vi) (March 28, 2020)https://www.jacksonwy.gov/DocumentCenter/View/3048/Mar28-EmOrd1249-StayAtHomeOrder?bidId=Section 4 of this order exempts "essential activities" from the stay-at-home restriction, which includes working at "essential businesses" including food banks, convenience stores, other establishments that sell canned food, dry goods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and organizations that provide food for "economically disadvantaged or otherwise needy individuals . . . and people with disabilities." (Note: This ordinance was repealed after a statewide order was instituted.)
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Closure and Reduced Operation Exemptions/Exceptions for Food Service Establishments Serving Priority PopulationsWyomingRawlinsRawlins, Wyoming, Resolution No. 03D-2020 (March 20, 2020).http://www.rawlins-wyoming.com/DocumentCenter/View/14933/Resolution-No-03D-2020-Implementing-Emergency-Measures-in-an-Effort-to-Stop-the-Spread-of-COVID-19This resolution contains orders for certain business closures including places of public accommodation offering food or beverage for on-premises consumption, but specifically exempts, e.g., food pantries (where food and beverage is not consumed on premises) (item 3.a.); health care, residential care, congregate care and juvenile justice facilities (item 3.c.); crisis shelters and similar institutions (item 3.d.); and emergency facilities necessary to respond to COVID-19 related events (item 3.f.) The resolution further orders closure of most child care centers and home daycares, but provides exemptions for childcare serving children of "essential personnel," including certain kitchen staff for educational, childcare and healthcare services; and supply chain workers.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws CaliforniaFremontFremont, California, Executive Order No. 2020-07 (July 23, 2020).https://www.fremont.gov/DocumentCenter/View/45427/Final-Executive-Order-EO-2020-07---Delivery-Service?bidId=Section 1 of this Executive Order declares that no third-party delivery service may charge a covered establishment (restaurant) a fee for use of its service that is more than 15% during the COVID-19 pandemic. Section 1(5) states that this restriction on fee will end with the local COVID-19 emergency termination date.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws CaliforniaLos Angeles CountyLos Angeles County, California, Ordinance 2020-0035U, § 3 (July 7, 2020) (codified at Los Angeles County Code § 8.09 et seq.)Ordinance: https://library.municode.com/ca/los_angeles_county/ordinances/code_of_ordinances?nodeId=1028581In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Section 3 of this ordinance amends the county code section prohibiting food retailer price gouging during a state of emergency to also prohibit unconscionable pricing by new retailers and prohibiting hoarding of food for resale for 30 days after the emergency declaration.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco, Cal., Ninth Supplement to Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency, § 1 (April 10, 2020).https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/NinthMayoralSupplement.pdfSection 1 of this order prohibits third-party food delivery services to charge "covered establishments" a delivery fee greater than 15% of the purchase price of the online order. "Covered establishments" includes restaurants that offer delivery of food to customers. This order is in effect until dine-in services are allowed.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws CaliforniaThousand OaksThousand Oaks, California, Resolution No. 2020-10, item 6 (Mar. 17, 2020)http://healthyfoodpolicyproject.org/wp-content/uploads/Thousand-Oaks-Policy.pdfItem 6 proclaims, orders, and resolves that the excessive price gouging and increase prohibitions of section 5-19.01 et seq. of the Thousand Oaks Municipal Code, are activated and shall be vigorously enforced. The activated provisions bar increased prices, sales of, and offers to sell any emergency items, including "food" or "drink," or "emergency services" for a price which is more than ten (10%) percent greater than the price charged by such person or business for said emergency items or services immediately prior to the proclamation of the local emergency, unless said person can prove that the excess was directly attributable to additional costs imposed by the supplier of the emergency items, or resulting from increased cost of labor and/or cost of materials used to provide the emergency service."
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws ColoradoSeveranceSeverance, Colorado Municipal Code, Ordinance No. 2020-05, § 6(d) (Mar. 24, 2020)https://perma.cc/P5D7-HSLYSection 6(d) of this ordinance gives the Town Administrator in conjunction with the Mayor, full power and authority to issue orders controlling, restricting, allocating or regulating the use, sale, production or
distribution of food, water and other commodities, materials, goods, services and resources during the Covid-19 related emergency period described in the ordinance.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws HawaiiKaua'i CountyKaua'i County, Hawaii, Mayor's Emergency Rule #5, Amendment #3 (Apr. 8, 2020)https://www.scribd.com/document/455742177/Mayor-s-Emergency-Rule-5-AMENDMENT-3-04-08-20#from_embedThis emergency rule includes a provision on page 2 which requires stores that sell groceries to "implement controls to discourage hoarding of essential supplies." Persons violating this rule shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to fines of up to $5,000, imprisonment for up to one year, or both.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws IllinoisChampaignChampaign, Illinois, Declaration of Emergency § 12-39 (7) (Jan. 30, 2020)http://documents.ci.champaign.il.us/v/1xcdmv-59ceVrRKkf2OAFyX4DjraEqrFFThis declaration of emergency grants authority to the Mayor to order the control, restriction and regulation within the City of food and other specified “necessities of life,” by various means including rationing, issuing quotas, fixing or freezing prices, or allocating use, sale or distribution.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws IllinoisChicagoChicago, Illinois, Ordinance No. 2020-5705, (Nov. 17, 2020).https://chicago.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4693492&GUID=8CFB1F0F-BF3C-4F1F-BDA9-55CB4B0797AF&Options=Advanced&Search=&FullText=1This ordinance amends a current Municipal Code Section to regulate third-party food delivery service fees during the COVID-19 pandemic. Section (b)(1) prohibits Third-Party Food Delivery Services to charge a food dispensing establishment a delivery fee more than 10% of the purchase price of an online order; (b)(3) prohibits a Third-Party Food Delivery Service from charging greater than 15% of a Food Dispensing Establishment's monthly net sales; (b)(5) prohibits a Third-Party Food Delivery Service from charding a customer a Purchase Price higher than the price set by the Food Dispensing Establishment. Section 3 directs that these prohibitions can be appealed without further City Council action when indoor dining is allowed at 40% or greater capacity for 60 consecutive days.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws New York New York City New York City, New York, Admin. Code §§ 20-845, 20-846 (2020). https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/newyorkcity/latest/NYCadmin/0-0-0-123994This codified law creates a fee limit for third-party food service deliveries during emergencies. Third-party food delivery services cannot charge a delivery fee greater than 15% of the purchase price of the order. A "Third-party delivery service" includes any services that arranges for the same-day pick-up and delivery of food or beverages to over 20 food service establishments. The fee limit only applies during a declared emergency and for 90 days after the end of the emergency. Violations of the fee-limit may result in a civil penalty up to $1,000.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws Ohio ColumbusColumbus, Ohio, Ordinance 2768-2020 (Nov. 25, 2020).https://columbus.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4701446&GUID=C27FA071-76F9-4055-B5AD-526B8DE83F09&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=food+delivery&FullText=1This Ordinance enacts a new chapter of City Code that limits the commissions that third parties can charge to restaurants to 15% of the purchase price on delivery/pick-up orders. Section 1, 547.05 states that the chapter is only in effect from the effective date of a public health emergency that contains restrictions on eating and drinking establishments, until 120 days after establishments are permitted to operate at 100% capacity.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws TennesseeChattanoogaChattanooga, Tennessee, Civil Emergency Proclamation and Executive Order Regarding Shelter at Home, No. 2020-06 §§ 6(iv), (xv), (xx) (xxv) (April 2, 2020).https://connect.chattanooga.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Executive-Order-2020-06.pdfThis stay at home order requires all persons within the city to shelter in place, except for certain exempted activities, including "food production, distribution, and sale" (6(iv)); businesses that deliver groceries or food (6(xv)); businesses that sell or manufacture food and beverages (6(xx)); and "manufacturing companies, distributors, and supply chain companies producing and supplying essential products and services in and for industries such as . . . agriculture and agricultural products . . . [and] food and beverage" (6(xxv)).
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws TexasBexar CountyBexar County, Texas, Executive Order NW-05 § 9 (April 6, 2020).https://perma.cc/FX6G-NH8XSection 9 of this executive order prevents any person or business from engaging in "price gouging" during the period covered by the order. Price gouging includes selling any goods or service, e.g. "groceries" or "restaurant, cafeteria, and boarding-house meals," for more than the regular retail price that seller sold the goods or service at on March 19, 2020, unless the increased price results from documented cost increases.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws TexasDallas CountyDallas County, Texas, Amended Order of County Judge Clay Jenkins § 6 (March 31, 2020).https://perma.cc/QNJ5-KPBESection 6 of this order prevents any person from selling goods or services, including e.g., "groceries" and "restaurant, cafeteria, and boarding-house meals," for more than the retail price that the person charged on March 16, 2020, unless the increased price is a result of increased supplier or other costs. Section 7 suspends all delivery hour restrictions for entities involved in food product distribution, recognizing that grocery stores and supermarkets are experiencing high demand and the County must accommodate their need to deliver products "as quickly and efficiently as possible during this critical time frame." See also the separate entry for section 7 of this order regarding suspended delivery hour restrictions for entities involved in food sale and distribution.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws TexasEl PasoEl Paso, Texas, Emergency Ordinance Instituting Emergency Measures Due to A Public Health Emergency (Mar. 17, 2020)http://epstrong.org/documents/covid19/UPNITEM2-1.pdf?1585772801Item three of the ordinance forbids any person from selling certain goods and services, including, e.g., groceries; and restaurant, cafeteria, and boarding-house meals for more than the price the
person charged for the goods or services on March 13, 2020.
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws TexasTarrant CountyTarrant County, Texas, Executive Order of County Judge B. Glen Whitney, item 14(a), (b) (Mar. 27, 2020)http://www.tarrantcounty.com/content/dam/main/global/Covid-19/Tarrant_County_Executive_Order_March_27_2020.pdfItem 14 bars persons from selling various goods and services, including, e.g., groceries; and restaurant, cafeteria, and boarding-house meals for more than the regular retail price the person charged for the goods on March 16, 2020, "except where an increased retail price is the result of increased supplier or other costs."
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Food Pricing, Supply Chain, and Rationing Laws VirginiaVirginia BeachVirginia Beach, Virginia, Ordinance to Suspend Meals Tax... (Apr. 7, 2020)https://www.vbgov.com/news/Documents/ORDINANCE%20TO%20SUSPEND%20MEALS%20TAX%20FOR%20MAY,%20JUNE,%20%20JULY.pdfThis ordinance reduces the "meals tax rate" set forth in § 35-137 of the City Code from 5.5 percent to 0 percent for applicable transactions occurring in May 2020, June 2020 and July 2020. It also specifies offsets in Fiscal Year 2019-20 for the reduced revenues from the change in rate.
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Food Procurement MeasuresNew JerseyAtlantic CountyExecutive Order No. 2020-01, § 11(b) (Mar. 16, 2020)https://www.atlantic-county.org/documents/news/ExecutiveOrder2020-01.pdfSection 11(b) directs that the County shall be permitted whenever necessary to procure necessary goods or services not available under contracts currently in existence with the County, without complying with New Jersey Public Contracts Law, including but not limited to efforts to purchase food supplies.
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Food Procurement MeasuresNew YorkTioga CountyTioga County, New York, Proclamation of Local State of Emergency and Local Emergency Order (Mar. 14, 2020)https://www.tiogacountyny.com/media/7565/signed-emergency-declaration-orders-31420.pdfItem 5 of the order suspends the "standard notice and procurement" process for emergency contracts for food and other "essential resources" during the state of emergency period beginning March 14, 2020 described in this order "to protect life and property and bring the emergency under control."
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Food Procurement MeasuresOhioColumbusColumbus, Ohio, Ordinance 0738-2020 § 3 (Mar. 18, 2020)https://columbus.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4396978&GUID=65382827-740E-4CD0-9C60-294307DEB5BB&Options=ID%7cText%7c&Search=0738-2020
Section 3 of this ordinance waives the competitive bidding provisions of Section 329 of the Columbus City Code for any contracts and/or grants established utilizing the emergency service funding for affordable housing and food security infrastructure authorized at sections 1-2.
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Food Provision LawsCaliforniaFresnoFresno, California, Ordinance No. 2020-010 (Mar. 19, 2020)https://www.fresno.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Ord-2020-012-Emergency-ordinance-amending-section-2-514-of-the-municipal-code-regarding-the-covid-19-pandemic-emergency.pdfAmends section 2-514 of the city's municipal code to add COVID-19 emergency response provisions, including language requiring the Senior Hot Meals programs to continue with appropriate health and safety precautions put in place. Also requires that the ordinance be immediately translated into Spanish, Hmong and Punjabi.
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Food Provision LawsNew JerseyAtlantic CountyExecutive Order No. 2020-01, §5 (Mar. 16, 2020)https://www.atlantic-county.org/documents/news/ExecutiveOrder2020-01.pdfSection 5 of the Order directs all County Departments and agencies to "provide all necessary assistance to federal, state and local authorities to protect the health, welfare, and safety of citizens of Atlantic County during this COVID-19 outbreak, and shall prioritize the most vulnerable county residents served and develop the appropriate contingency plans to avoid any disruption of services. With a special focus on senior centers and Meals-On-Wheels recipients."
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Funding for Food Assistance CaliforniaSan FranciscoSan Francisco, Cal., Ninth Supplement to Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency, § 2 (April 10, 2020). https://sfmayor.org/sites/default/files/NinthMayoralSupplement.pdfSection 2 of this order authorizes the City Controller to accept and expend private donations from individuals and entities to support the City's COVID-19 emergency response, including providing food and other assistance to impacted individuals and families. It further suspends provisions of agreements and local laws to the extent they would "impede the disbursement of funds or the distribution or use of goods to outside entities" for such purposes.
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Funding for Food Assistance CaliforniaThousand OaksThousand Oaks, California, Code § 5-19.05 (current through Sept. 30, 2019)https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/thousandoaks/latest/thousandoaks_ca/0-0-0-6295#rid-0-0-0-6301This provision bars persons and businesses from selling or offering to sell any emergency items, including "food" or "drink, " or "emergency services" for a price which is more than ten (10%) percent greater than the price charged by the seller for said emergency items or services immediately prior to the proclamation of the local emergency, unless said person can prove that the excess was directly attributable to additional costs imposed by the supplier of the emergency items, or resulting from increased cost of labor and/or cost of materials used to provide the emergency service."
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Funding for Food Assistance Florida MiamiMiami, Florida, Resolution R-20-0362, § 2(Nov. 18, 2020). http://miamifl.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?Frame=&MeetingID=2735&MediaPosition=&ID=8235&CssClass=Section 2 of this resolution authorizes the City Manager to establish and approve an Individual/Household Groceries Gift Card Program funded with $3,554,000.00 in CARES Act pass-through funds from Miami-Dade County. The program provides a $250 gift card for grocery use to a household or individual affected by COVID-19. Section (2)(b) specifies that district and city-wide funding amount allocations for the program are based upon City Anti-Poverty Initiative percentages.
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Funding for Food Assistance Florida Orange CountyOrange County, Fl., Consent Item 20-1122 (Aug. 11, 2020).https://occompt.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4608270&GUID=0DD4EBB6-B7EC-4CC6-BD71-E21FB6CDD365 (see attachment for Agreement)This Board Action approves and executes an agreement between the County and the School Board in which the County will pay the Board to furnish meals to eleven Head Start Centers for a year (Oct. 1, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2021). The Meals will meet the Meal Pattern for Pre-K and Elementary Students and be provided for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
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Funding for Food Assistance GeorgiaAtlantaAtlanta, Georgia, Executive Order 2020-06 (Mar. 15, 2020)https://www.atlantaga.gov/Home/ShowDocument?id=45424This order directs the Chief Financial Officer to allocate up to $7 million in uncommitted general funds to be used for emergency assistance for "those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic," including $1 million for child food programs and $1 million for senior food programs.
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Funding for Food Assistance GeorgiaDekalb CountyDekalb County, Georgia Resolution No. 2020-0444 (May 12, 2020).https://perma.cc/XM68-SPSQThis resolution authorizes acceptance and distribution of a grant award in the amount of $18,114.80 from the Atlanta Regional Commission for meals for seniors during COVID-19. The purpose of the grant is to provide meals for 88 seniors placed on a wait list to receive assistance from the Human Services Department. It further authorize the Chief Executive Officer to execute all necessary effectuating documents.
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Funding for Food Assistance GeorgiaDekalb CountyDekalb County, Georgia, Resolution No. 2020-0881 (Sept. 8, 2020).https://perma.cc/X6N7-QD6WThis resolution authorizes the acceptance of CARES Act funds from the Atlanta Regional Commission for services for DeKalb Seniors in the amount of $594,466.69, and appropriates $256,232.96 of that amount for home meal delivery. It also authorizes the Chief Executive Office to execute all necessary documents to effectuate the action.
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Funding for Food Assistance GeorgiaDeKalb CountyDeKalb County, Georgia, Resolution No. 2020-1094 (Oct. 13, 2020)https://dekalbcountyga.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4639566&GUID=4B68C6F8-46AE-4533-BE69-D556E0413E97&FullText=1 This resolution allocates $6K in CARES Act funding, including $2,800,000 for "Health Promotion/Food Health Education and Mobile Medical Units. Attachment 2 explains that the multi-purposed purchase of four walk-in "mobile wellness clinic/Farmer’s Market" vans will target access to nutrition and healthcare. The vans will include a section for farmers market items, provide educational information about nutrition, as well as a seperate room for a consultation room.These vans will be staffed with Nurse practitioners to help address nutritional and healthcare access which the county finds are both essential elements to improving COVID-19 outcomes.
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Funding for Food Assistance KentuckyLouisvilleLouisville Metro Government, Ordinance No. 046, Series 2020, An Emergency Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. 044, Series 2020 to Facilitate the Operation of the Emergency Assistance Fund to Provide Community Assistance Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic (April 17, 2020)
https://legistar2.granicus.com/louisville/meetings/2020/3/8665_M_Metro_Council_20-03-19_Action_Summary.pdf
This emergency ordinance amends Ordinance No. 044, Series 2020 which established an emergency assistance fund for food assistance and emergency housing assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As amended by Ordinance, No. 046, Ordinance No. 044 allows the Metro government to provide either advance funding or reimbursement to eligible "External Agency Funding Non-Profits" (see Ordinance No. 044) to the extent demand and need at those entities exceeds 2019-2020 approved operating budgets and other funds available from other sources that were specifically provided for COVID-19 relief efforts.
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Funding for Food Assistance MinnesotaHennepin CountyBoard of Hennepin County Commissioners Resolution 20-0246 (Jun. 23, 2020)https://hennepin.novusagenda.com/agendapublic/DisplayAgendaPDF.ashx?MinutesMeetingID=2320This resolution allocates $2,000,000 of federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) to food security needs for Hennepin County residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, during the period of June 2, 2020 through December 30, 2020; and authorizes the County Administrator to issue food distribution and delivery grants for Hennepin County residents negatively impacted by COVID-19 pandemic.
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Funding for Food Assistance MinnesotaMinneapolisMinneapolis, Minnesota, File No. 2020-01088 (Nov. 19, 2020) (includes Council Action No. 2020A-0851 and Resolution No. 2020R-336)https://lims.minneapolismn.gov/File/2020-01088Council Action No. 2020A-0851 approves the Minneapolis Health Department's request to accept a $88,017 grant from the Minnesota Department of Human Services to facilitate emergency food distribution services and authorizes an agreement with the State. Accompanying documentation indicates that city staff completed a racial equity impact analysis and found that 300-600 Latinx and BIPOC will be served by this grant in an “area over-burdened with poverty, unemployment, food insecurity and environmental justice challenges.” Resolution No. 2020R-336 formally appropriates the grant funds to the Health Department.
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Funding for Food Assistance MinnesotaNorthfieldNorthfield, Minnesota, City Council Resolution 2020-070 (Aug. 18, 2020)https://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/9594/City-Council-Supplemental-Agenda-Background-Memo-for-August-18-2020-No-2
The City Council authorized $145,000 of CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act funding for the Community Action Center of Northfield to use for "public health measures related to expenses for food delivery to residents," including senior citizens and other vulnerable populations. The funds would create a satellite food shelf and mobile food distribution site that would "intentionally focus on providing accessible and healthy resources in Northfield's most diverse neighborhoods."
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Funding for Food Assistance MissouriJackson CountyJackson County, Missouri, Ord. No. 5371 (July 13, 2020).https://jacksonco.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4574277&GUID=9AB4A170-5088-4B8B-BDA8-4E360D63BAC4&Options=Advanced&Search=&FullText=1This ordinance appropriates $500,000 from the CARES Act fund and executes a contract to "Harvester's" for the purpose of minimizing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Harvester's is associated with The Community Food Network of Kansas City, MO, and submitted a proposal to address food insecurity.
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Funding for Food Assistance New MexicoLas CrucesLas Cruces, New Mexico, Res. 20-132, Attachment A (April 3, 2020)https://library.municode.com/nm/las_cruces/munidocs/munidocs?nodeId=25a9f5dd6ea55This resolution allocates emergency assistance from the city's "Telshor Facility Fund" to support local nonprofit organizations and essential service providers impacted by COVID-19. The fiscal note attached includes "council recommended uses" for the funding, including up to $2500 to Loaves and Fishes for "elderly food boxes" and funding Families & Youth Inc. for "Mayor's Meals."
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Funding for Food Assistance New MexicoLas CrucesLas Cruces, New Mexico, Res. 20-155 (May 18, 2020)https://library.municode.com/nm/las_cruces/munidocs/munidocs?nodeId=27adf72664127This resolution allocates funding that the city received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and. Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, including granting $125,000 to Casa de Peregrinos (emergency food program) for food bank operations.
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Funding for Food Assistance OhioColumbusColumbus, Ohio, Ordinance 0738-2020 §§ 1-2 (Mar. 18, 2020)https://columbus.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4396978&GUID=65382827-740E-4CD0-9C60-294307DEB5BB&Options=ID%7cText%7c&Search=0738-2020
This ordinance recognizes that the COVID-19 public health emergency will critically impact the city’s affordable housing and food security infrastructure and, at sections 1-2 ,authorizes an appropriation of $1m within the general fund for the establishment of COVID-19 human services emergency funding.
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Funding for Food Assistance OhioColumbusColumbus, Ohio, Ordinance No. 0627-2020 (Apr. 22, 2020)https://columbus.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4423268&GUID=27386C38-A1DE-4FAE-994C-280A9CC37F31&FullText=1This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a grant agreement with the Children’s Hunger Alliance in support of the organization’s summer meals program; authorizes the expenditure of $100,000.00 from the Recreation and Parks General Fund, and declares an emergency
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Funding for Food Assistance Olmsted CountyMinnesotaOlmsted Cnty., Minn., Resolution No. 20-229, CARES Fund Report (Dec. 3, 2020). http://olmstedcountymn.iqm2.com/Citizens/Detail_LegiFile.aspx?ID=5022&highlightTerms=caresThis resolution approves a CARES act funding report for a variety of organizations, some of which allocate funds for food access, including; $199,957 for Channel One Food Backpack program; $45,342 for Family Services Rochester Fresh Food Delivery (Food for Seniors); and $55,282 for Additional Meals on Wheels.
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Funding for Food Assistance TennesseeNashville and Davidson CountyMetropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Resolution RS2020-500 (Aug. 19, 2020).https://perma.cc/3R3J-M2U7This Metropolitan Council resolution requests the Mayor's Office to release $2,500,000 of CARES funding to Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to distribute food to those most in need due to COVID-19. Any resident of the county is eligible to receive food, the food is not limited by a beneficiaries inability to produce a social security number. Section 6 provides specific requirements to ensure proper disbursement and allocation. Section 7 provides that any funds that have not been disbursed by Second Harvest by November 15, 2020, shall be immediately returned to the Metropolitan Government for reallocation.
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Funding for Food Assistance TennesseeNashville and Davidson CountyMetropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee, Resolution RS2020-542, (Sept. 15, 2020).https://perma.cc/P9EQ-HG5UThis resolution accepts a grant from Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee to the Metropolitan Government, acting by and through the Nashville Farmers’ Market, for $100,000.00 in CARES Act funds to be used to reimburse Farmers’ Market vendor/farmers who accept food vouchers provided by Second Harvest to Davidson County residents affected by COVID-19. (See also Nashville, Tennessee Resolution RS2020-500.)
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Funding for Food Assistance WashingtonSeattleSeattle, Washington, Ord. No. 126062, §§ 2-3 (April 1, 2020).http://clerk.seattle.gov/~archives/Ordinances/Ord_126062.pdfSections 2 and 3 of this ordinance establish a COVID-19 Donation Fund into which donations, gifts and grants to the city may be deposited. The purpose of the fund is to address the impacts of the Covid-19 emergency by providing resources to external organization and individuals, including e.g., food assistance for persons in need. Administration, implementation and reporting details are set forth in sections 4-10. (See also purpose information at section 1(L),(M).)
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Funding for Food Assistance WashingtonSeattleSeattle, Washington, Ordinance 126063 (Apr. 1, 2020).http://seattle.legistar.com/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=4399896&GUID=E33BB5D7-6932-4621-9947-E66BD8F58587&Options=ID%7CText%7C&Search=119764&FullText=1This ordinances amends the City's 2020 Budget by allocating $5 million in Sweetened Beverage Tax (SBT) funds to the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). An accompanying staff memorandum explains that the purpose is to "create a new $5 million grocery voucher program in the OSE to support low-income families facing food insecurity because of the response to COVID-19." The ordinance recognizes that "services funded by the proceeds of the Sweetened Beverage Tax are intended to expand access to" e.g., "healthy and affordable food; close the food security gap; promote healthy nutrition choices." Following this allocation, the Council requests that the OSE "prioritize supporting the following categories of Seattle residents, should the City fund additional food assistance in the future: A. Immigrants and refugees, regardless of immigration status, and including recipients of the State-Funded Food Assistance Program; B. Individuals aged 60 years or older; C. Individuals with disabilities; D. Workers dislocated due to the COVID-19 civil and state emergency; and E. Individuals enrolled in City assistance programs, such as Fresh Bucks and the Utility Discount Program.(The referenced staff memorandum can be found here: http://seattle.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=8221594&GUID=8E1B1FFF-B3B1-44C1-9510-3B140BE5B4AB).
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Funding for Food Assistance WashingtonSpokane ValleySpokane Valley, Washington, Minutes Spokane Valley Council Regular Meeting, Motion 2b(1), (Aug. 11, 2020).http://laserfiche.spokanevalley.org/weblink8/0/doc/433898/Page1.aspxBy motion the CIty Council approved an agreement with a local organization to administer the City's "CARES Act CRF Funding Program for food security" in the amount of $236,640 to purchase and distribute food supplies for those directly impacted by COVID-19 and to acquire up to two additional food delivery vehicles. The contract can be viewed here: https://spokanevalley.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=828&meta_id=55979
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Funding for Food Assistance WashingtonWoodinvilleWoodinville, Washington, Resolution No. 560 (Apr. 14, 2020)https://www.codepublishing.com/WA/Woodinville/resos/Res560.pdfThis resolution creates a COVID-19 Emergency Food Security Grant Program with an initial funding of $100,000 for nonprofit and faith-based emergency food security providers. Recipients can be awarded up to $10,000 per week to cover the cost of providing fresh and non-perishable food to the community experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The City Manager must report on the program's status at City Council meetings, and the program automatically ends when funds are exhausted or the city's public health emergency declaraton expires.
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Funding for Food Assistance WisconsinMadisonMadison, Wisconsin, Res-20-00293, (April 28, 2020).https://madison.legistar.com/ViewReport.ashx?M=R&N=Text&GID=205&ID=3917213&GUID=DD46E660-610E-4895-AF37-992CD25F0EFF&Title=Legislation+TextThis resolution approves allocation of $50,000 in previously authorized funds from Miscellaneous Appropriations and authorizes the Mayor and City Clerk to enter into associated agreements with designated groups, and individuals to implement projects or programs that prioritize immediate COVID-19 needs, many of which are related to food assistance including; funding grocery boxes, home-delivered meals using local produce, local produce delivery, neighborhood garden establishment, and other pre-packaged meal delivery. The recipients of this funding were selected through the 2020 Madison Food Policy Council “SEED” Grants funding process.