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File #: 2837-2014    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/21/2014 In control: Health & Human Services Committee
On agenda: 12/8/2014 Final action: 12/10/2014
Title: To approve the grant application of HandsOn Central Ohio seeking financial assistance to address an emergency human service need pursuant to Columbus City Code; to authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with HandsOn Central Ohio to assist with the operating costs needed to support Mobile Food Access in Linden, Franklinton and the South Side; to authorize the appropriation of $135,349.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Emergency Human Services Fund to the Department of Development; to authorize the expenditure of $135,349.00 from the Emergency Human Services Fund; and to declare an emergency. ($135,349.00)
Explanation

BACKGROUND: This legislation authorizes the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with HandsOn Central Ohio to assist with the operating costs needed to support Mobile Food Access in Linden, Franklinton and the South Side.

Franklinton, North Linden and the South Side contain seven (7) of the most food insecure zip codes in the City of Columbus. These neighborhoods include eight (8) of the most undersubscribed food pantries in the food pantry network and results in over 50,000 meals going unconsumed each year. Targeting these eight pantries with mobile food pantry scheduling will improve services for clients, efficiencies for pantries and the consumption of existing food resources and projects to increase the access to emergency food by 30% without additional food supply costs.

This legislation represents a program funded following the Emergency Human Services (EHS) application process. The City supports programs and activities so that the greater population is assured access to other community assistance. This funding will allow the process to continue much needed services.

This legislation is presented as an emergency in order to provide assistance to the organization in a timely manner to prevent a disruption in services.

FISCAL IMPACT: This legislation authorizes the appropriation and expenditure of $135,349.00 from the Emergency Human Services Fund for this purpose.

Title

To approve the grant application of HandsOn Central Ohio seeking financial assistance to address an emergency human service need pursuant to Columbus City Code; to authorize the Director of the Department of Development to enter into a grant agreement with HandsOn Central Ohio to assist with the operating costs needed to support Mobile Food Access in Linden, Franklinton and the South Side; to authorize the appropriation of $135,349.00 from the unappropriated balance of the Emergency Human Services Fund to the Department of Development; to authorize...

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