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File #: 22-1110    Version: 1 Name: CD8 - Fund Transfer for Food for the Soul
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 9/9/2022 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action: 9/13/2022
Title: Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,000, offset by the Eighth Council District One-time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation to Food Finders in support of the Food for the Soul: Farm to Tableaux Event; and Decrease appropriation in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,000, to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.
Sponsors: COUNCILMAN AL AUSTIN, EIGHTH DISTRICT
Attachments: 1. 091322-NB-24sr

TITLE

Recommendation to increase appropriations in the General Fund Group in the City Manager Department by $2,000, offset by the Eighth Council District One-time District Priority Funds, transferred from the Citywide Activities Department, to provide a donation to Food Finders in support of the Food for the Soul: Farm to Tableaux Event; and

 

Decrease appropriation in the General Fund Group in the Citywide Activities Department by $2,000, to offset a transfer to the City Manager Department.

 

DISCUSSION

Food Finders is an organization dedicated to eliminating food waste and improving nutrition in food-insecure communities. They accept perfectly edible food from hundreds of donors, then coordinate the daily distribution of those goods to nonprofits like food pantries, shelters, youth programs, and senior centers throughout Southern California. In 2021, Food Finders rescued enough food to provide over 44,000 meals per day. Supporting the Food for the Soul: Farm to Tableaux Event will directly contribute to Food Finders ability to continue on their mission of eradicating hunger, food waste, and diverting CO2 emissions. I commend their commitment to this excellent cause and would like to request the Council’s approval to lend my support toward this event.

 

STATEMENT OF URGENCY:

Due to how soon this event will take place, this item is urgent in nature.

 

FISCAL IMPACT

Because of the urgency of this item, a fiscal review was not able to be performed.

 

SUGGESTED ACTION

Approve recommendation.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

AL AUSTIN, COUNCILMAN

EIGHTH DISTRICT