San Francisco Group Proposes Food Trucks For the Homeless
8 months ago
Idea still needs funding.
Bevan Dufty, San Francisco's Director of Housing Opportunities, has a grand idea. He wants to improve the health of the city's homeless population by delivering better food to them, via food trucks.
Dufty's idea will be focused on the Tenderloin neighborhood where many of them congregate.
"It's a neighborhood where a lot of people are living in supportive housing," Dufty tells the San Francisco Chronicle. "They don't have kitchen facilities so their food options are limited, and those limited food options are undermining people’s health."
The project named "Heavenly Souls" also aims to employ homeless people by having them operate the trucks themselves, and serve the food.
Huffington Post reports that Dufty has yet to identify a concrete source of funding for the proposal, but is considering utilizing some of the industrial kitchens owned by the city for food preparation.