DECEMBER 16-18 IS KIRSTEN LEVITT WEEKEND
WHEREAS, hunger and poverty are issues of grave concern in the United States, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Franklin County, and the City of Greenfield; and
WHEREAS, Kirsten Levitt is committed to working diligently to alleviate food insecurity in our community; and
WHEREAS, since 2012, while also working as a second-grade teacher, Kirsten Levitt volunteered to take over the planning, preparation, and serving of hundreds of pay-what-you-can healthy meals every Saturday at the Stone Soup Café in Greenfield’s All Souls Unitarian Church; and
WHEREAS, Kirsten Levitt and her team of dedicated volunteers at Stone Soup Café, prior to COVID-19, worked every weekend to provide a safe, relaxed place for people to gather on Saturday to receive a meal made from the freshest food available, while getting to know their neighbors; and
WHEREAS, during the worst of the pandemic, Kirsten Levitt, her staff, and countless volunteers ensured that the Stone Soup Café would still provide vital hunger relief services to our most vulnerable neighbors under very difficult circumstances;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Roxann Wedegartner, Mayor of the City of Greenfield, do hereby proclaim the weekend of December 16-18, 2022, to be KIRSTEN LEVITT WEEKEND and urge all the citizens of Greenfield and Franklin County to take a moment to thank this extraordinary woman.
Given at the Chamber of Commerce CITIZEN OF THE YEAR breakfast on this 16th Day of December, in the year two thousand and twenty-two.