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File #: 20437    Version: 0 Name: Courtesy Resolution - Harvesters
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/21/2020 In control: County Legislature
On agenda: 5/26/2020 Final action: 5/26/2020
Title: A RESOLUTION recognizing the extraordinary efforts of Harvesters - The Community Food Network to feed hungry families and seniors in Jackson County during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sponsors: Ronald E. Finley, Theresa Cass Galvin, Dan Tarwater III, Jalen Anderson, Crystal Williams, Tony Miller, Scott Burnett, Charlie Franklin, Jeanie Lauer
Indexes: COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK, COURTESY 2020, COVID-19, HARVESTERS
Attachments: 1. 20437adopt.pdf
IN THE COUNTY LEGISLATURE OF JACKSON COUNTY, MISSOURI
Title
A RESOLUTION recognizing the extraordinary efforts of Harvesters - The Community Food Network to feed hungry families and seniors in Jackson County during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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RESOLUTION NO. 20437, May 26, 2020

INTRODUCED BY Ronald E. Finley, Theresa Cass Galvin, Dan Tarwater III, Jalen Anderson, Crystal Williams, Tony Miller, Scott Burnett,
Charlie Franklin, and Jeanie Lauer, County Legislators


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WHEREAS, the COVID-19 pandemic has had tremendous impact on the health and well-being of Jackson County residents; and,

WHEREAS, Harvesters - The Community Food Network is feeding hungry people today and working to end hunger tomorrow; and,

WHEREAS, food insecurity in Jackson County affected more than 13 percent of Jackson County residents before COVID-19 and has only increased since then due to the rise in unemployment; and,

WHEREAS, Harvesters supplies food to a network of more than 280 pantries, kitchens, and mobile food distributions in Jackson County who report on average, an increase of forty percent in the number of people seeking food assistance during COVID-19; and,

WHEREAS, Harvesters has provided more than four million pounds of food to residents of Jackson County in March and April of this year, an increase of one million pounds more than was provided in the same period in 2019; and,

WHEREAS, Harvesters provided more than 100,000 pounds of food to more than 1,700 households, including 4,764 adults and 3,737 children, during a special COVID-19 mobile distribution at the Truman Sports Complex on May 11, 2020; and,

WHEREAS, this mobile distribution event was made possible with the assistance of the Kansas City Police Department, Harvesters volunteers, the Jackson County Sports Complex Authority, and the Missouri Army National Guard; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, by the County Legislature of Jackson County, Missouri, that the Legislature hereby extends its gratitud...

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