Limited Capacity: 74 spots available
On December 14th Winnie Huston, Food Policy Strategist at DC Greens will talk about issues of food insecurity facing our fellow seniors, her experience in helping our fellow DC citizens and about the proposed “No Senior Hungry” law. She will help us understand how the proposed bill is intended to address the problem. She will give us an update on where the bill is in the process and talk about how people can participate in it. Join us for virtual presentation at 4 to 5 pm.
On October 1st Councilwoman Mary Cheh sent the “No Senior Hungry Omnibus Amendment Act of 2021” to the Council of the District of Columbia. The proposed legislation was co-signed by seven councilmembers. To quote Ms Cheh “We know that seniors have higher rates of food insecurity due to fixed incomes, heightened barriers to accessing food, and increased rates of isolation, among other causes. And we also know that food insecurity has heightened consequences for seniors, who are more likely to suffer from chronic health conditions that require adequate nutrition for management and prevention.” Proposed bill builds on several existing laws focused on supporting older citizens of DC and takes a comprehensive approach to addressing senior hunger in the District.
To study the proposed bill B24-0419 in more detail go to https://lims.dccouncil.us/legislation/B24-0419