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Governor DeSantis Signs Proclamation Declaring September Hunger Action Month

Governor DeSantis Signs Proclamation Declaring September Hunger Action Month

We are proud to announce that Governor DeSantis has signed our proclamation declaring September as Hunger Action Month in Florida, showing appreciation to Florida’s farmers who help us provide for children, seniors, and hardworking families. We are grateful to the Governor for recognizing this critically important cause. Our 12 Feeding Florida food banks, all members of Feeding America, remain committed to our unified mission to end hunger in Florida. 

The proclamation reads:

HUNGER ACTION MONTH IN FLORIDA 

WHEREAS, Florida's farmers work tirelessly to ensure fresh, nutritious food is on the plates of Floridians, and food assistance organizations play a critical role in making sure farmers are compensated for their excess crops, helping to facilitate the stability of Florida's farmers to ensure our national food security and provide safe and nutritious food; and 

WHEREAS, self-sufficient Florida farmers means Florida is not reliant on foreign powers to provide food and that the state maintains national food independence; and 

WHEREAS, Florida's food insecure senior population often have to choose between food and medical care; and 

WHEREAS, Florida's children require nutritious food to help them grow and excel academically; and 

WHEREAS, hardworking farmers, hardworking families, seniors, veterans, and children have the shared goal of economic opportunity and food safety and security; and 

WHEREAS, September has been declared Hunger Action Month as an opportunity to highlight the excellent work of farmers fighting hunger all around the state. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Ron Desantis, Governor of the State of Florida, do hereby extend greetings and best wishes to all observing September 2021, as Hunger Action Month in Florida.
 

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