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File #: 1239-2019    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 4/29/2019 In control: Recreation & Parks Committee
On agenda: 5/6/2019 Final action:
Title: To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a grant agreement with the Children’s Hunger Alliance in support of the organization’s summer meals program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)
Sponsors: Elizabeth Brown, Mitchell Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin
Attachments: 1. Ord 1239-2019 Legislation Template
Explanation
This ordinance authorizes the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a grant agreement with the Children’s Hunger Alliance in support of the organization’s summer meals program.

Food security for children living in poverty remains a critical concern within Columbus neighborhoods. The issue is especially profound during the summer months, when children who may normally receive a free or reduced lunch during the school year lose access to those meals when school is not in session. In partnership with the Department of Recreation and Parks and Columbus City Schools, the Children’s Hunger Alliance will pilot five open summer meal sites during the summer of 2019.

Fiscal Impact: Funding is available within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund.

Emergency action is requested in order to avoid any delay in providing the resources necessary for the operation of summer food sites.

Title
To authorize the Director of the Recreation and Parks Department to enter into a grant agreement with the Children’s Hunger Alliance in support of the organization’s summer meals program; to authorize an appropriation and expenditure within the Neighborhood Initiatives subfund; and to declare an emergency. ($100,000.00)

Body
WHEREAS, food security for children living in poverty remains a critical concern within Columbus neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, the Children’s Hunger Alliance will pilot five open summer meal sites during the summer of 2019; and

WHEREAS, this Council deems it an effective use of funds to support the Children’s Hunger Alliance in their effort to provide food security to food-insecure children; and

WHEREAS, an emergency exists in the usual daily business of the Department of Recreation and Parks in that it is immediately necessary to authorize a grant agreement with the Children’s Hunger Alliance to avoid any disruption in the operations of the summer food sites; now, therefore,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUM...

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