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File #: 22-0112R    Version: 0 Name: Informational Hearing - Funding for Eliminating Food Insecurity in Baltimore City
Type: City Council Resolution Status: In Committee
File created: 6/13/2022 In control: Health, Environment, and Technology
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment #:
Title: Informational Hearing - Funding for Eliminating Food Insecurity in Baltimore City For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore City Health Department, and the Department of Planning to brief the City Council regarding funding for the elimination of food insecurity in Baltimore City.
Sponsors: Robert Stokes, Sr., Phylicia Porter, Sharon Green Middleton, Mark Conway, Odette Ramos, Danielle N. McCray, Antonio Glover, James Torrence, Kristerfer Burnett
Indexes: Baltimore City, Elimination, Food, Funding, Informational Hearing
Attachments: 1. 22-0112R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Stokes



A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Informational Hearing - Funding for Eliminating Food Insecurity in Baltimore City
For the purpose of inviting representatives from the Department of Housing and Community Development, the Baltimore City Health Department, and the Department of Planning to brief the City Council regarding funding for the elimination of food insecurity in Baltimore City.
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Baltimore City families are experiencing record levels of food insecurity. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service reports that food prices were 8.8% higher in March 2022 than in March 2021. This trend is historic.

As reported by the United States Department of Agriculture, consumer choices about food spending and diet are likely to be influenced by the accessibility and affordability of food retailers-travel time to shopping, availability of healthy foods, and food prices. Some people and places, especially those with low income, may face greater barriers to accessing healthy and affordable food retailers, which may negatively affect diet and food security.

With the Federal Emergency Management Agency withdrawing Federal funding to dozens of food distribution programs across Baltimore, it is important that works to fill this new funding gap and increase access to healthy and affordable foods in Baltimore City.

Now, therefore, be it resolved by the Ci...

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