Important note: The following was approved by the Board of Supervisors on June 23, 2015 (this is a shortened version of a larger report, attached below):

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank (SHFB) is the single largest non-governmental source of food for low income populations in San Mateo County, serving more than 73,000 individuals per month. As coordinator of the Hunger Relief Network, SHFB assists 135 non-profits with food warehousing and delivery. Distributing fresh, perishable food promotes healthy eating. This initiative has two components. The first is one-time funds of $300,000 to support site modification and equipment to expand capacity at partner sites and support partner sites in accommodating perishable foods. The second component is $150,000 per year in FY 2015-16 and FY 2016-17 to purchase food to support SHFB’s work to provide food to families and individuals in need.


FY 2015-16


FY 2016-17


Percent of increase in pounds of food provided to the SHFB Hunger Relief Network





Percent of agencies satisfied with food provided from SHFB





Percent of food provided to Hunger Relief Network that is perishable (perishable proteins, produce, etc.)





A waiver of the RFP process is requested because staff has determined that the selected provider is the sole source for the unique food distribution network supported by this agreement. The term of the Agreement is July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2017 in an amount not to exceed $600,000.

The Agreements and Resolution have been reviewed and approved by County Counsel as to form. The Resolution contains the County’s standard provisions allowing amendment of the County’s fiscal obligations by a maximum of $25,000 (in aggregate per agreement).

The Resolution also contains a provision to allow the County Manager or designee to modify the performance measures to implement changes in the reporting requirements as may be appropriate to help the County more effectively communicate information about Measure A programs.

This agreement contributes to the Shared Vision 2025 outcomes of Prosperous, Healthy and Safe community by providing resources to assist the County’s low-income and underserved residents by providing emergency housing assistance to prevent homelessness, providing shelter to homeless individuals and supporting distribution of food to residents in need.

Important note: This is a copy of the official report, item 6 on the Board's agenda