Improving Health Through Clean Streets and Food Rescue
Los Angeles offers supportive services to people experiencing homelessness, and at the same time it works to keep public spaces safe and clean. To this end, FUSE executive fellow Ann Zald helped the Bureau of Sanitation and Environment improve its processes for homeless encampment cleanup and waste collection. She also helped the bureau develop a Food Rescue plan, which aims to bring surplus food from restaurants to those who lack food across the city, exploring how the city can better support this proposed service and creating a plan for its implementation. Through all of these efforts, the city strives to help those in need while improving public health and safety.