Type of Intervention: Specific Action
Sectors Involved: Civil Defence, Social Services
Intervention Categories: Finance policy and financial aid; Aid distributed to community groups
Level of Jurisdiction: Texas
Lead People/Agency: Governor of the State of Texas
Overview: Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Comfort Food Care Package (CFCP) program to provide meals for at-risk youth and families in communities across Texas as the state responds to COVID-19. As part of the program, participating restaurants offer CFCPs for patrons to purchase on behalf of families and youth in need. Each care package contains enough food to feed a family of 5 to 6 and will be delivered to recipients’ homes. The program is a partnership between the Governor’s Public Safety Office, the Texas network of Family and Youth Success Programs (formerly called Services to At-Risk Youth), Favor Delivery, and the Texas Restaurant Association.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-announces-comfort-food-care-packages-for-texas-youth-and-families
Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: The Comfort Food Care Package program will provide at-risk youth and families with an additional food source, while giving Texans another way to support local restaurants and their fellow Texans experiencing hardships due to COVID-19.