Advocating for a hunger-free San Francisco
It is the job of the Food Security Task Force (FSTF) to advise the city on how to accomplish this ambitious — but achievable — goal. The Food Bank is proud to be a leader on the Task Force (with Teri Olle, Director of Policy and Advocacy for the Food Bank, currently serving as its chair), which brings together leaders from city agencies and community-based organizations to make policy and funding recommendations to the Mayor and the Board. All FSTF meetings are open to the public – please join us at our next meeting.
Attend a meeting
Meetings are always held on the first Wednesday of the month from 1:30-3:30pm, at 25 Van Ness, Room 330A, San Francisco.
Visit the FSTF website for meeting agendas and minutes
More about the San Francisco Food Security Task Force
The Food Security Task Force was established in 2005 by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and charged with the responsibility of creating a city-wide plan for addressing food security. The group tracks vital data regarding hunger and food security in San Francisco, including the utilization and demand for federal food programs, community based organizations’ meal programs and programs targeting particular populations. The FSTF educates the public about the role of food security in public health and community development, and advocates for policies and programs that improve food security. Current members of the FSTF include community based organizations and government agencies addressing hunger in San Francisco.
There are 15 members of the FSTF, who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors through an application process. These members represent community based organizations as well as San Francisco County departments. Currently, Teri Olle (Director of Policy and Advocacy) is the Chair. Although membership is closed, all meetings are open to the public and anyone can participate.
Secured millions of dollars in new funding for expanding programs to end hunger.
Over the past several years, the Task Force has conducted a comprehensive assessment of hunger and food insecurity in San Francisco, as well as regular analyses of service levels and gaps of major food assistance programs: