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File #: 18-6748    Version: 1 Name: HONORING AND RECOGNIZING THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 10/30/2018 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 11/13/2018 Final action: 11/13/2018
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING AND RECOGNIZING THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY WHEREAS, Hunger remains a pervasive problem in the United States, specifically in Illinois, more than 1.4 million people struggle with hunger and, of them, 459,330 are children; and WHEREAS, according to Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap Study, one in seven people in Cook County will experience food insecurity this year; and WHEREAS, among other not-for-profit organizations in Cook County, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has been integral in leading the fight against hunger since 1979, serving more than 812,000 individuals or 232,100 households each year throughout Cook County; and WHEREAS, the Greater Chicago Food Depository's only mission is to provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community; and WHEREAS, last year, the Food Depository distributed 70 million pounds of food, 38 percent which was fresh produce through its partnerships with 700 agencies and programs...
Sponsors: TONI PRECKWINKLE (President)
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING AND RECOGNIZING THE GREATER CHICAGO FOOD DEPOSITORY

WHEREAS, Hunger remains a pervasive problem in the United States, specifically in Illinois, more than 1.4 million people struggle with hunger and, of them, 459,330 are children; and

WHEREAS, according to Feeding America's Map the Meal Gap Study, one in seven people in Cook County will experience food insecurity this year; and

WHEREAS, among other not-for-profit organizations in Cook County, the Greater Chicago Food Depository has been integral in leading the fight against hunger since 1979, serving more than 812,000 individuals or 232,100 households each year throughout Cook County; and

WHEREAS, the Greater Chicago Food Depository's only mission is to provide food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community; and

WHEREAS, last year, the Food Depository distributed 70 million pounds of food, 38 percent which was fresh produce through its partnerships with 700 agencies and programs including pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and responses for children, older adults and veterans; and

WHEREAS, the Greater Chicago Food Depository serves as a model of innovation and service for food banks across the nation; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the President and the Cook County Board of Commissioners, do hereby recognize and express Cook County's support for the Holiday Food Drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that under the leadership of the Bureau of Administration, various Cook County departments and agencies will collaborate with the Greater Chicago Food Depository to plan, coordinate, and otherwise support the Holiday Food Drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Bureau of Administration shall be further authorized to utilize County resources, as necessary, to promote, plan and otherwise support the Holiday Food Drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository; and

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