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Legislation #: 181002 Introduction Date: 12/20/2018
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS JAMES, JR., BARNES JR., MCMANUS, REED, WAGNER, HALL, CANADY, JUSTUS AND FOWLER
Title: Recognizing the mission and work of NourishKC to provide food security in Kansas City, Missouri.

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12/19/2018 Filed by the Clerk's office
12/20/2018 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 181002

 

Recognizing the mission and work of NourishKC to provide food security in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

WHEREAS, one in seven adults and one in six children face food insecurity in the Kansas City region, a situation where individuals are unable to consistently access or afford adequate food; and

 

WHEREAS, food insecurity and hunger are systemic problems, where NourishKC, in collaboration with its partners, have developed a systems approach to solving the problem; and

 

WHEREAS, NourishKC is a nonprofit organization that believes that food is a basic human right, that food should be served with dignity, and that food consistency can help transform lives; and

 

WHEREAS, NourishKC will engage the entire community to eliminate food insecurity in the region by 2025 by providing improved food access and affordability for all people through the KC Corner Deli project; and

 

WHEREAS, the KC Corner Deli is a place where everyone can find a healthy, enjoyable meal at a price whatever they can afford; and

 

WHEREAS, the City of Kansas City has the compassion and motivation to lead the country in developing a sustainable food system that directly addresses food access and affordability issues; and

 

WHEREAS, by 2025 the people of Kansas City will no longer struggle to access healthy and enjoyable food, thus allowing them to address other life challenges and reach their full potential; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council do hereby recognize the mission and work of NourishKC to provide food security in Kansas City, Missouri; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy here of be presented to NourishKC with the Mayor and Council expressing their heartfelt appreciation for their commitment.

 

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