The Indianapolis City-County Council’s Community Affairs Committee will consider a proposal Wednesday night to create a commission to help families without regular access to food.
District 14 Councilor La Keisha Jackson is the committee chair. Studies of the gaps in social services in the area found food insecurity is the number one issue, and Jackson says the city needs to hear from those impacted to help solve the problem.
“To give their feedback on what they feel is needed and wanted and also give us an idea of the diversification of ideas when it comes to providing fresh fruit and vegetables and meat and access here in Marion county-Indianapolis, says Jackson.
The committee will host a virtual public town hall after the committee meeting.
Other items on the agenda for the meeting include an update on efforts to help people experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 crisis and other housing initiatives.
The Community Affairs committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. The town hall is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.