SAN FRANCISCO, CA, MAY 24, 2019 – Mayor London N. Breed today announced that her upcoming budget for Fiscal Years (FY) 2019-2020 and 2020-21 will direct $22.4 million in revenue from the City’s Soda Tax to programs benefitting children and youth. Of the $22.4 million, $4 million will go toward expanding recreation scholarships and outreach to youth living in shelters, public housing and housing developments assisted by the City.

“The Soda Tax was introduced to protect our children from the harmful impacts of sugary beverages, which is why it is important that we invest this revenue in programs to promote the health and well-being of our children,” said Mayor Breed. “Our City services must be equitable, and these initiatives will help more of our kids access our City’s recreation programs, especially those who traditionally have faced barriers to participating in our camps and other summer activities.” Read more.