SEPTEMBER IS HUNGER ACTION MONTH IN THE CITY OF GREENFIELD
WHEREAS, hunger and poverty are issues of grave concern in the United States, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the City of Greenfield; and
WHEREAS, Greenfield is committed to educating people about food insecurity and the importance of food banks in alleviating hunger in our communities; and
WHEREAS, more than 800,000 individuals in Massachusetts rely on food provided by the four Massachusetts food banks each month; and
WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic ramifications have exacerbated food insecurity across the Commonwealth and put tremendous stress on the emergency food assistance system; and
WHEREAS, The Food Bank Coalition of Massachusetts, composed of The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Worcester County Food Bank, Merrimack Valley Food Bank, and The Greater Boston Food Bank, and their member agencies provide vital hunger relief services to our most vulnerable neighbors; and
WHEREAS, Greenfield shall work with hunger relief organizations to make Massachusetts Hunger Free by supporting access to three healthy meals a day for our residents in need,
NOW THEREFORE, I, Roxann Wedegartner, Mayor of the City of Greenfield, do hereby proclaim the month of September 2022, to be HUNGER ACTION MONTH and urge all the citizens of Greenfield to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
Given at Greenfield City Hall on this 13th Day of September, in the year two thousand and twenty-two.