WHEREAS, hunger is a universal social problem increasing in cities across the country and throughout the world; and,
WHEREAS, children, senior citizens, veterans, the disabled, the unemployed, the poor and the homeless are all affected by hunger; and,
WHEREAS, finding solutions to end hunger is an on-going challenge and providing food for individuals and families is a top priority for local non-profit organizations in the City of Lee's Summit; and,
WHEREAS, our community is comprised of compassionate philanthropic people who desire to help their neighbors and fellow citizens by supporting and contributing to local no-profit organizations; and,
WHEREAS, to help alleviate hunger in our community on November 14, 2019, the Lee's Summit Sunrise Rotary is sponsoring the "Feed Lee's Summit" fundraising event and will donate proceeds to Coldwater, Lee's Summit Social Services, Meals on Wheels and One Good Meal benefiting over 4,700 residents.
NOW THEREFORE, I, William A. Baird, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Mayor of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri, do hereby proclaims November 2019 as
FEED LEE'S SUMMIT MONTH
to bring awareness of hunger in the Lee's Summit community and to encourage our citizens and businesses help diminish hunger in our hometown.
--Bill Baird, October 15, 2019