LA Sees Major Changes in City's Food Distribution Policies

Love to Eat| In LA there is no marriage between its abundantance of fresh, high-quality, local food and the access of entire low-income neighborhoods to eating it.

The Food Policy Task Force established by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa last fall makes more than 50 recommendations for changes in LA food policy in a report “The Good Food for All Agenda”, unveiled tonight at a $100-a-ticket reception at Vibiana, the former cathedral in downtown LA. The evening’s proceeds go to Hunger Action Los Angeles and Sustainable Economic Enterprises-Los Angeles.

40% of middle schoolers are overweight or obese in LA County. The task force is relying on existing funds in tough economic times and hopes to create a new blueprint for food distribution in the county. Among the recommendations is that all farmers markets accept food stamps. via LA Times