Advocating for a hunger-free San Francisco
The Food Security Task Force (FSTF) advises the Board of Supervisors on how to accomplish its 2013 goal to end food insecurity by 2020. The Food Bank is proud to be a leader on the Task Force (with Meg Davidson, Director of Policy & Advocacy, currently serving on the Task Force), which brings together leaders from city agencies and community-based organizations to make policy and funding recommendations to the Mayor and the Board.
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. During COVID, meetings are held virtually via Zoom.
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. Other activities include:
- Tracking 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.
- Educating the public about the role of food security in public health and community development
- Advocating for policies and programs that improve food security.
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. Learn more about the current Membership here.
Passed a resolution to end hunger by 2020
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:
Links to reports and publications
Food Security 2021 Recommendations – COVID
Food Security 2020 Policy Recommendations
Assessment of Food Security in San Francisco (2018)
Strategies to Improve Food Security Among “Single” Residents of San Francisco’s SROs (2016)
Food Security Task Force Data Dashboard (2015)
Assessment of Food Security in San Francisco (2013)
Funding for Expansion of DAAS Home Delivered Meals
Presentations to the Board of Supervisors
April 13th 2016 hearing PPT presentation
April 13th 2016 hearing briefing documents
April 10th 2014 hearing PPT presentation