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City Council Committee on Strong Women, Families, and Communities hearing on Docket #0958 and #1014

A hearing regarding two grants to be administered by the Office of Food Access.

The public can offer testimony.

Discussion Topics

  1. Docket #0958

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($100,000.00) in the form of a grant for the No Kid Hungry, awarded by Share Our Strength to be administered by the Office of Food Access. The grant will fund school-based food programs (BosFoodLove) and the Community Hub Schools Initiative.

  2. Docket #1014

    Message and order authorizing the City of Boston to accept and expend the amount of Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($500,000.00) in the form of a grant for the FY21 Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program, awarded by the Nation Institute of Food and Agriculture-USDA, to be administered by the Office of Food Access.


    These matters were sponsored by the Administration, and were referred to the Committee on September 15, 2021 (#0958) and September 29, 2021 (#1014).

    NOTICE:  The Boston City Council may have a quorum in attendance due to standing committees of the City Council consisting of both voting and non-voting members. However, members attending this duly posted meeting are participating and deliberating only in conjunction with the business of the standing committee.

    Attendance

    In accordance with Chapter 20 of the Acts of 2021, modifying certain requirements of the Open Meeting Law and relieving public bodies of certain requirements, including the requirement that public bodies conduct its meetings in a public place that is open and physically accessible to the public, the City Council will be conducting this hearing virtually. This enables the City Council to carry out its responsibilities while adhering to public health recommendations and ensuring public access to its deliberations through adequate, alternative means.  The public may watch this hearing via live stream at boston.gov/city-council-tv and via broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964.

    Public Testimony

    Written testimony may be sent to the Committee or staff email (below) and will be made a part of the record and available to all Councilors. Members of the public wishing to testify virtually via videoconference should email the staff contact for a link and instructions to do so.

    Staff Contact: Shane L. Pac

    Committee Emailccc.swfc@boston.gov 

    Staff Emailshane.pac@boston.gov  Staff Telephone: 617-635-3040

    Broadcast on Xfinity 8/RCN 82/Fios 964 and streamed at: boston.gov/city-council-tv

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