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File #: 22-509    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/19/2022 Departments: HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY
On agenda: 6/28/2022 Final action: 6/28/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution authorizing a waiver of the Request for Proposals process and approving execution of an agreement with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley for food assistance program services for the term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025, for a total obligation amount not to exceed $222,033.
Attachments: 1. 20220628_r_Second Harvest of Silicon Valley.pdf, 2. 20220628_a_Secons Harvest of Silicon Valley.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Ken Cole, Director, Human Services Agency
Subject: Agreement with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution authorizing a waiver of the Request for Proposals process and approving execution of an agreement with Second Harvest of Silicon Valley for food assistance program services for the term of July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2025, for a total obligation amount not to exceed $222,033.

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BACKGROUND:
San Mateo County residents face some of the highest housing and cost of living expenses in the country. Families must provide for everyday expenses such as apparel, transportation, childcare, and medical costs which consume a large portion of their income. Many low- and moderate-income households struggle to afford their basic needs, which can force households to make decisions regarding their food choices that directly threaten their health. Though there are food assistance programs funded federally to address food insecurity needs nationwide, these benefits fall short in terms of providing access to what is needed daily.

Community-based food assistance programs are a critical part of San Mateo County's safety net system and are aimed at combatting food insecurity and ensuring that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one immediately. Under these programs, residents have access to adequate, nutritionally appropriate food; without it, residents would be left in a position susceptible to various economic and social barriers that would directly harm their ability to live a stable life.

Second Harvest is the single largest non-governmental source of food for low-income residents of San Mateo County. They partner with San Mateo's local community-based organizations to distribute food, connect people with food resources in their neighborhood, and strengthen programs and policies that help build a hunger-free co...

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