ALL DALLAS’ COMMUNITIES HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHY, LOCAL FOOD
50%, 75%, 100% OF THE POPULATION HAS ACCESS TO HEALTHY, AFFORDABLE FOOD BY 2030, 2040, AND 2050.*
INCREASE BY 20%, 50%, 75% THE ACREAGE OF URBAN GARDENS PRODUCING FOOD BY 2030, 2040, AND 2050.**
INCREASE BY 10%, 25%, 50% OR MORE RESTAURANTS, FARM STANDS, OR MARKETS SOURCING FROM LOCAL PRODUCERS BY 2030, 2040, AND 2050.
Reported July 2023
Access to healthy food for vulnerable communities in southern and western Dallas is a significant challenge. It has been documented that over 36 percent of Dallas’ residents live in census tracts that meet the USDA definition for food deserts. Additionally, the food supply chain is heavily dependent upon food suppliers outside of Texas and the United States. Rising temperatures, changing precipitation patterns and more frequent droughts may result in losses to crops and livestock, and could lead to supply chain issues and increased food insecurity. This is also an area with significant community concern. In FY 22-23, 9 actions from this sector, with 14 milestones will be initiated. Implementation of these new milestones will involve collaboration with the following City departments:
Convention & Event Services
Environmental Quality & Sustainability
Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.
COMPLETE: 3 Milestones
FA1: Increase access to information on sustainable agriculture, best practices, and the benefits of healthy and local foods.
Convene Urban Agriculture Summit
FA2: Create a Food Advisory Council.
Meet with the FAC on a regular basis to advise on the adoption and implementation of the Urban Agriculture Plan
FA7: Partner with supermarkets, food retailers and other supporting organizations to bring mobile grocery stores to neighborhoods with low food access.
Evaluate feasibility of incorporating mobile grocery stores into the Healthy Food Dallas Initiative