Rule status: Adopted
Effective date: February 16, 2023
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Adopted rule summary:
The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene adopts the following rule establishing a subsidized grocery program.The Program will provide eligible New Yorkers at risk for food insecurity with money to purchase groceries through an online marketplace of local grocery stores.
Comments are now closed.
Online comments: 7
Please see the attached.Comment attachment
Attached you will find Equity Advocates recommendation for Groceries To Go Program. We appreciate the opportunity to provide insight.Comment attachment
Please find comments attached RE: The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is proposing to add a new Chapter 34 (Grocery Delivery Program) to Title 24 of the Rules of the City of New York, establishing rules for a subsidized grocery program.Comment attachment
Please find City Harvest’s comments on the Groceries to Go Program attached. Our testimony is in partnership with the knowledge and experience of 75+ community food system orgs that power the Equity Advocate’s led NYC Food Policy Alliance.Comment attachment
Please see my comments attached.Comment attachment
It is imperative for the ordering platform of the subsidized grocery program, (Groceries To Go Program) to be accessible to people withh visual disabilities, who use assistive technology, such as computer screenreaders, siri and voiceover on the IPhone etc.
For those who live on their own and have mobility issues, it is imperative to have an option on the Groceries To Go Program ordering platform to alert the delivery person to bring the persons groceries to the persons apartment door.
The Groceries To Go Program credit should be allowed to be spent on hot or cold prepared food.
Testimony is attached.Comment attachment