Grocery Voucher Program

PUBLIC HEALTH

County Spending Category
2.7 Food Resources
Federal Expenditure Category
Household Assistance: Food Programs
Project Launch Date
03/31/2022
Anticipated End Date
06/01/2023
Interpretation Languages
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog/Filipino
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Hindi
Written Languages
  • Spanish

Project Contacts

Indicators & Metrics to Date

  • Number of Households Served
    13206
  • Number of community-based organizations implementing LA County Grocery Voucher program
    7
  • Number of Small Households Served
    4739
  • Number of Large Households Served
    8467
  • Number of grocery vendors partnering to distribute LA County Grocery Vouchers.
    3
  • Total Grocery Voucher Amount Distributed ($)
    10211468
  • Total Number of Households Served
    13206
  • Number of Grocery Vouchers Distributed
    13206

Target Populations

Project Description

The Grocery Voucher program provides cash value benefits for low-income, vulnerable communities to purchase food for themselves and their families. Low-income, communities of color were disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency. These funds will be used to provide services to the same communities that are also disproportionately impacted by food insecurity. To ensure equitable access, participants will be given the option of receiving either a grocery gift card for in-store shopping or an online purchasing and delivery option. By providing an online option, communities with barriers, such as transportation, will be able to participate in the program. The program will be implemented in historically underserved, low-income communities throughout Los Angeles County in partnership with community-based organizations that provide other vital social services. TRANCHE II - Tranche 2 will provide an extension of the program to reach an additional 5,000 low-income, vulnerable households in the highest and high-need communities impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and will be extended for an additional six months.

Goals & Objectives

Goal Description 10,000 Los Angeles County households that are not currently served by existing food safety net programs like CalFresh, and that have experienced the greatest impact of COVID-19, will have increased economic and food security by participating the LA County Grocery Voucher program. TRANCHE II - An additional 5,000 households will be served for a total of 15,000 households.

Objective Description LA County households have increased access to a cash value grocery benefit program, thereby increasing purchasing power for grocery items.

Activity Description Partner with at least 5 community-based organizations that currently provide services to low-income, vulnerable communities to implement the LA County Grocery Voucher program.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of community-based organizations implementing LA County Grocery Voucher program 0.00 5.00

Activity Description Distribute LA County Grocery Voucher program to at least 10,000 households with an average monthly benefit of $100-150 for up to 6 months per household, for a total amount of $600-900 per household. Distribute 55% to small families, consisting of 1-3 family members, and 45% to large families, consisting of 4 or more family members. TRANCHE II - Additional 5,000 households served.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of Small Households Served 0.00 5500.00
2 Program Outcome Number of Large Households Served 0.00 4500.00
3 Program Outcome Total Number of Households Served 0.00 10000.00

Activity Description Track redemption of grocery voucher funds totaling $7,961,064. TRANCHE II - X
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of Albertson's Grocery Vouchers Distributed 0.00 0.00
2 Program Outcome Number of Northgate Market Grocery Vouchers Distributed 0.00 0.00
3 Program Outcome Number of Misfit Market Online Delivery Distributed 0.00 0.00
4 Program Outcome Total Albertson's Grocery Voucher Distributed ($) 0.00 0.00
5 Program Outcome Total Northgate Market Grocery Voucher Amount Distributed ($) 0.00 0.00
6 Program Outcome Total Albertson's Grocery Voucher Amount Distributed ($) 0.00 0.00
7 Program Outcome Total Misfit Market Online Delivery Amount Distributed ($) 0.00 0.00
8 Program Outcome Total Grocery Voucher Amount Distributed ($) 0.00 7961064.00
9 Program Outcome Number of Grocery Vouchers Distributed 0.00 10000.00

Activity Description Partner with at least two grocery vendors to disburse LA County Grocery Voucher funds via gift cards to purchase groceries in-store or online for delivery.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Number of grocery vendors partnering to distribute LA County Grocery Vouchers. 0.00 2.00

Outcome Description 10,000 Los Angeles County low-income households have received the Grocery Voucher benefit. TRANCHE II - Additional 5,000 households served.
Indicators
# Type Name Baseline Target
1 Program Outcome Total Number of Households Served 0.00 10000.00