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Legislation #: 970233 Introduction Date: 3/6/1997
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 3/6/1997
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Honoring the Million Can March in this extraordinary food drive in an effort to curb hunger.

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3/6/1997

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3/6/1997

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RESOLUTION NO. 970233

 

Honoring the Million Can March in this extraordinary food drive in an effort to curb hunger.

 

WHEREAS, the Million Man March Local Organizing Committee of Kansas City has teamed up with Mid-America Assistance Coalition (MAAC) to collect cans for the largest food drive in the History of Harvesters, the community food bank; and

 

WHEREAS, the kick-off for the Million Can March Food Drive was January 15, 1997. The goal is to collect one million cans of food by "Juneteenth", June 19, 1997; and

 

WHEREAS, Harvesters serves 13 counties, but the cans collected in the Million Can March will be distributed in Kansas City's five-county area - Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte and Johnson; and

 

WHEREAS, no one should be imprisoned by hunger. It drains energy, enthusiasm, willpower and self-esteem, not to mention putting a person at greater risk of physical illness and disability; and

 

WHEREAS, the Million Man March Local Organizing Committee of Kansas City has pledged to collect 25,000 cans of food. Commitments are needed to collect food and cash donations to help meet the goal of collection of one million cans of food; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby extend to the Million Can March their most heartfelt congratulations on the needed effort they have undertaken to provide food to nourish the bodies and spirits of those in need in our community, and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to Kansas City, Missouri Department of Housing and Community Development, Harvesters, Mid-America Assistance Coalition (MAAC) and the Million Man March Local Organizing Committee of Kansas City with the best wishes of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City .

 

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