SPUR Supports Healthy Food Retailer Ordinance

Letter in support of San Francisco's proposed Healthy Food Retailer Ordinance to improve access to fresh, healthy food in neighborhoods citywide.
Policy Letter
July 24, 2013

As we detail in our recent report, Locally Nourished, the ability of residents to access and afford fresh, healthy food is important to both the quality of life and the public health of San Franciscans. Many people in the city, especially those with low incomes, do not have convenient access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy options near their homes.  The proposed ordinance would create a new program in the Office of Economic and Workforce Development that would build on existing efforts. Alongside SPUR's support of the ordinance, we recommend a number of considerations for the new program.