Florida League of Cities

Food Insecure Areas (Support)

HB 727 (Rayner-Goolsby) and SB 778 (Rouson) authorize local governments to enact land development regulations to allow for small-footprint grocery stores within food insecure areas. Food insecure areas are areas where people have limited access to affordable, healthful and nutritious foods. The bills define a small-footprint grocery store as a store that has less than $1 million in gross sales, and 20% of its gross receipts are from the retail sale of nutrient-dense foods. The bills also give local governments the authority to require mandatory reporting of certain information from the small-footprint grocery store. (Cruz)