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File #: 22-1031    Version: 1 Name:
Type: CONSENT AGENDA Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/19/2022 In control: Office of Community Care
On agenda: 5/11/2022 Final action:
Title: A resolution authorizing approval of the program statement for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)/Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) - Food Banks/Pantries Support Program, as shown in Exhibit A, to provide financial support in the form of grants to Dallas-based Hunger Relief Organizations that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or by needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financing: No cost consideration to the City
Indexes: 100
Attachments: 1. Resolution, 2. Exhibit A
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STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Human and Social Needs
AGENDA DATE: May 11, 2022
COUNCIL DISTRICT(S): All
DEPARTMENT: Office of Community Care
EXECUTIVE: M. Elizabeth Cedillo-Pereira
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A resolution authorizing approval of the program statement for the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)/Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) - Food Banks/Pantries Support Program, as shown in Exhibit A, to provide financial support in the form of grants to Dallas-based Hunger Relief Organizations that were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and/or by needs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financing: No cost consideration to the City

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BACKGROUND

The Novel Coronavirus Disease ("COVID-19") pandemic and its resulting economic impacts have put a strain on many local Hunger Relief Organizations. Since Spring of 2020, the City has seen tremendous demand for community social services provided by local nonprofits. City of Dallas nonprofit organizations have experienced negative economic impacts or disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, including, but not limited to, decreased revenue, increased costs, increased service need in the community, and other financial hardships.

The Food Banks Support Program will provide financial support to food banks, food pantries, and hunger relief organizations located in the city of Dallas. There is a need for this funding, as approximately 20% of Dallas County faces food insecurity, and nearly 38% of city of Dallas residents live in a food desert. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn increased demand for local food pantries and distribution sites among city of Dallas residents impacted the pandemic due to job loss, reduced or lost income, and increased expenses.

Data from the City Innovation Project show disparities in food access and behavior when comparing zip codes with the highest levels of impact from COVID-19 and the city as...

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