Goal CHEJ-2

Goal CHEJ-2:

All low-income residents in the city have access to healthy food options.


To expand access to affordable and high-quality fruits and vegetables, especially in disadvantaged communities.

Policy CHEJ-2.1: Ensure healthy food access.

Ensure convenient access to affordable, fresh, and culturally relevant produce and healthy foods in all neighborhoods, including grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and community gardens, particularly in disadvantaged communities.

  • Action CHEJ-2.1.1: Explore economic incentives for food access.

    Utilize economic development incentives to encourage existing stores to sell fresh, healthy foods in disadvantaged communities. Pursue funding and partnerships and develop incentive programs to encourage the equitable availability of healthy food options.

  • Action CHEJ-2.1.2: Provide healthy food education.

    Work with other local non-profit organizations and public agencies, such as the San Mateo County Health, to create a Healthy Food Awareness campaign that educates the community about healthy and culturally relevant food options within the community.

  • Action CHEJ-2.1.3: Work with developers to provide a grocery store.

    Work with developers to bring a full-service grocery store to Downtown or East of 101.

  • Action CHEJ-2.1.4: Expand farmers’ markets.

    Partner with County agencies and non-profit organizations to expand farmers markets in South San Francisco, including in Downtown.

Policy CHEJ-2.2: Encourage urban agriculture.

Encourage edible landscapes, fruit trees, and community gardens in the City’s parks and public spaces through implementation of the Urban Forest Management Plan and Parks Master Plan.

Policy CHEJ-2.3: Allow food microenterprises.

Allow innovative food microenterprises, such as street vendors and home kitchen operations, in the municipal code to promote local food production and address food insecurity.

Policy CHEJ-2.4: Encourage acceptance of food affordability programs.

Encourage grocery stores, farmers’ markets, and other healthy food retailers to accept CalFresh Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards; Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) benefits; and Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program benefits.

Policy CHEJ-2.5: Promote good nutrition.

Promote healthy eating habits and good nutrition among residents of South San Francisco.

  • Action CHEJ-2.5.1: Adopt an ordinance that requires City-funded events offer healthy food choices to participants.

    Adopt an ordinance that requires City-funded events offer healthy food choices to participants.

  • Action CHEJ-2.5.2: Partner with SSFUSD to implement school nutrition education programs.

    Partner with the South San Francisco Unified School District to create and implement educational programs for children on healthy eating, such as edible school yards and healthy cooking classes.

Policy CHEJ-2.6: Limit fast food and alcohol outlet concentration.

Limit new limited service restaurants, convenience markets, and off-sale liquor establishments—as defined by the City’s Municipal Code—in areas with a significant concentration of these outlets (e.g., multiple stores on the same block or intersection) and in child-sensitive areas, such as schools, parks, and childcare facilities.