Witnesses Sought for Council Hearing on Senior Food Insecurity
Join the Witness Training Session
Tuesday January 18
4:30 to 6:00 pm
Advance Registration Not Required
The DC Council is currently considering legislation to address food insecurity among older adults. Winnie Huston, Food Policy Strategist with DC Greens, is a leading advocate for the No Senior Hungry Omnibus Amendment Act of 2021 initiated by Mary Cheh and co-introduced by Councilmembers Bonds, Gray, Allen, T. White, Lewis George, Pinto and Henderson.
Ms. Huston is offering a virtual community training session to prepare seniors and all those who are unfamiliar with the hearing process to testify/tell their story at the hearing. This prep session will be on Tuesday, January 18th from 4:30 pm - 6 pm. The session will include brief talk about the bill, overview of the virtual hearing process, and tips on how to draft and present testimony at the hearing.
There is no need to register in advance. The zoom link for the training session is: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88380537317?pwd=ZXVIYkRXUTk4bVA4emorcGZFbEltdz09 Meeting ID: 883 8053 7317 Passcode: 238161 One tap mobile +13017158592,,88380537317# US (Washington DC)
No Senior Hungry (Bill B24-0419) proposes a comprehensive approach to addressing senior hunger in the District. It would create an Interagency Senior Food Insecurity Taskforce charged with developing a District-wide response to senior food insecurity that coordinates between agencies to maximize the effectiveness and reach of services. The legislation would also require creation of District-wide communications plan for senior nutrition services, to ensure that we are using all available resources and avenues to connect with isolated seniors in need of programming and support.
This legislation was referred to the Committee on Housing and Executive Administration in October 2021. A hearing on the bill is now scheduled for Monday, February 14th at 10 am.
All interested in this bill can follow DC Greens on social media and look for updates about No Senior Hungry on their website. You can find the full text of B24-0419, and other information about the DC Council legislative process here. You can also watch the video of Winnie Huston’s presentation for Capitol Hill Village here.
If you have questions, contact Winnie Huston: firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 601-9200 ext. 215