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File #: RES 17-1366    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 9/6/2017
Title: Recognizing September as Hunger Action Month in the City of Saint Paul.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen, Dan Bostrom, Rebecca Noecker, Jane L. Prince, Russ Stark, Dai Thao, Chris Tolbert

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Recognizing September as Hunger Action Month in the City of Saint Paul.

 

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WHEREAS, hunger and poverty are issues of grave concern in the United States, the State of Minnesota and the City of St. Paul; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Paul  is committed to taking steps to raise awareness about the need to combat hunger in every part of our city and to provide additional resources that citizens of St. Paul need; and

WHEREAS, the City of St. Paul  is committed to working with Second Harvest Heartland in educating people about the role and importance of food banks in addressing hunger and raising awareness of the need to devote more resources and attention to hunger issues; and

WHEREAS, more than one in ten individuals in Minnesota  rely on food provided by Second Harvest Heartland  and Minnesota’s Feeding America Food Banks annually; and

WHEREAS, Second Harvest Heartland  distributed more than 80 million meals in 2016 through its network of food shelves, pantries and other partner programs; and

WHEREAS, food banks across the country, including Second Harvest Heartland - will host numerous events throughout the month of September to bring awareness and attention to encourage involvement in efforts to end hunger in their local community;

NOW, THERFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the City of Saint Paul recognizes September as Hunger Action Month and calls this observance to the attention of our citizens.

 

 

 

 

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