Mayor Bowser Releases Report on the Current State of Food Access and Food Security in the District

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2020 CONTACT: Mekdy Alemayehu (OP) 202.412.7828; mekdy.alemayehu2@dc.gov   Mayor Bowser Releases Report on the Current State of Food Access and Food Security in the District The COVID-19 public health emergency and its economic effects have led to increased food insecurity rates nationally and in the District (WASHINGTON, DC) … More Mayor Bowser Releases Report on the Current State of Food Access and Food Security in the District

1-Pager: New Healthy Food Retail in Wards 7 and 8

Increasing access to healthy food is a top priority for Mayor Bowser and the DC Food Policy Council. Thanks to public advocacy, dedicated business owners, and government support, 4 new healthy food stores will be opening in Wards 7 and 8 between 2020-2022. This is great progress, and we lookforward to continuing our work to … More 1-Pager: New Healthy Food Retail in Wards 7 and 8

Upcoming Event: Financing Food

About this Event When: Thursday, July 30th, 10-11:30AM. Register on Eventbrite. Creating a resilient, more equitable food system requires money and support. We will talk with CDFIs about access to funding and financing. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs) play a critical role in providing funding, capital, and other resources to hyperlocal DC food businesses. Join us … More Upcoming Event: Financing Food

Proposed SNAP Rule: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

The USDA recently proposed a rule to restrict how states provide SNAP benefits to certain able-bodied adults without dependents. The federal rule is estimated to eliminate SNAP benefits for as many as 755,000 people across the country and reduce benefits by $15 billion over ten years. If enacted, this rule will reduce SNAP participation, increase … More Proposed SNAP Rule: Requirements for Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs)

ACTION ALERT: Healthy Parks Amendment Act of 2018!

Healthy Parks Amendment Act of 2018: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Food Equity, Access, and Health & Nutrition Education        Introduction With 1 in 7 households and 26% of families with children facing some form of food hardship or insecurity, expanding and building on the federal … More ACTION ALERT: Healthy Parks Amendment Act of 2018!

ACTION ALERT: Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2017!

Healthy Schools Act Amendment 2017: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Groups on Food Equity, Access, and Health & Nutrition Education & Sustainable Food Procurement   What does this bill do? The Healthy Schools Act Amendment 2017 proposed three areas to amend the current Healthy Schools Act that will help improve … More ACTION ALERT: Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2017!

ACTION ALERT: Cottage Food Act Regulations!

On September 18, 2017, Mayor Bowser sent the Department of Health’s (DOH) final regulations for the Cottage Food Act to the Council for approval; they will go into effect on December 18th, 2017. These regulations implement the Cottage Food Act of 2013, which was passed to define and permit cottage food businesses in the District.   What … More ACTION ALERT: Cottage Food Act Regulations!

ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation SAMPLE LETTER

East End Grocery and Retail Incentive Program Tax Abatement Act: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Equity, Access, Health, and Nutrition Education   What does this bill do? The East End Health Care Desert, Retail Desert, and Food Desert Elimination Act is a three part bill designed to bring […]

More ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation SAMPLE LETTER

ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation

East End Grocery and Retail Incentive Program Tax Abatement Act: Community Action Guide Prepared by the DC Food Policy Council’s Working Group on Equity, Access, Health, and Nutrition Education   What does this bill do? The East End Health Care Desert, Retail Desert, and Food Desert Elimination Act is a three part bill designed to bring … More ACTION ALERT: East of the River Grocery Access Legislation