County Supervisors Propose Home Permits For Cooking, Selling Sell Food

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A plan by two county supervisors might pave the way for people to start selling food from their home kitchens.

County Supervisors Joel Anderson and Nora Vargas are hoping to make it possible for MEHKOs to operate in San Diego County.

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MEHKOs, also known as “microenterprise home kitchen operation” , allows people to sell food right from their kitchen at their private house.

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The business food concept was made possible in the state through the passing of AB 626 and AB 377 in 2018. Permits and licensing to operate are granted on a county-by-county basis.

Seven counties have authorized MEHKOs, and

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Sparrow offers free food and cooking supplies for pregnant moms

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — More than a million people here in our state are hungry tonight according to the group Feeding America. Sparrow Hospital nurses say 1 in 5 pregnant women across the country don’t have access to affordable healthy foods.

“As providers, we assume that when we tell moms to eat a nutritious diet that they know what that means, as well as they have availability or access to the food. So we’re going to help a little bit in that as much as we can to combat this,” said Toniye Johnson, Sparrow Hospital Director of Women Services.

They’re doing this through the new mom food insecurity program.
“It is very important because it’s not only the pregnant woman it’s her family. If she doesn’t know how to cook or doesn’t know a traditional diet how can she teach her family and her children,” said Johnson.

There’s only one

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