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File #: 20-789    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 10/15/2020 Departments: COUNTY MANAGER
On agenda: 10/20/2020 Final action: 10/20/2020
Title: Adopt a resolution: A) Approving an allocation of $2,000,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to support the expansion of food assistance for vulnerable populations in San Mateo County to respond to the increased need for food assistance and increased costs in the distribution of food assistance due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; and B) Authorizing and directing the County Manager, or designee, to negotiate and execute an agreement with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to support the expansion of food assistance for vulnerable populations in San Mateo County to respond to the increased need for food assistance and increased costs in the distribution of food assistance due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, for a total amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for a term of October 20, 2020 through December 30, 2020.
Attachments: 1. 20201020_r_Second Harvest reso.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Michael P. Callagy, County Manager
Subject: Support of Expansion of Food Assistance for Vulnerable Populations in County


RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution:

A) Approving an allocation of $2,000,000 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to support the expansion of food assistance for vulnerable populations in San Mateo County to respond to the increased need for food assistance and increased costs in the distribution of food assistance due to the COVID-19 public health emergency; and

B) Authorizing and directing the County Manager, or designee, to negotiate and execute an agreement with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley to support the expansion of food assistance for vulnerable populations in San Mateo County to respond to the increased need for food assistance and increased costs in the distribution of food assistance due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, for a total amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for a term of October 20, 2020 through December 30, 2020.

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BACKGROUND:
The COVID-19 global pandemic has amplified inequities and created extreme hardship for the community's most vulnerable. Job loss, wage loss, and depletion of savings has pushed many families deeper into poverty and caused others to seek food assistance for the first time.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley ("Second Harvest") is a food bank dedicated to ensuring that anyone in Silicon Valley who needs a healthy meal gets one. Since February 2020, an average of five hundred thousand (500,000) people per month have received food from Second Harvest - double the number of people that Second Harvest served before the COVID-19 pandemic.

In March 2020, as a result of the pandemic, Second Harvest began experiencing increased demand for food assistance in San Mateo County. The need for food assistan...

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