Hunger Awareness Month

9/1/2014

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth of Virginia is committed to combating hunger in every part of the state, and providing aid to Virginians in need; and

WHEREAS, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, a partner state association of Feeding America, is Virginia’s largest hunger relief network; and

WHEREAS, each year, more than 1,012,500 individuals in Virginia rely on food provided by the members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks distributed almost 137 million pounds of food and grocery products in 2013 through its network of food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community organizations; and

WHEREAS,food banks across the country, including the seven members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, will host numerous events throughout the month of September to increase awareness and encourage involvement in efforts to end hunger in local communities;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize September 2014 as HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.

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