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03/05/2019 04A March for Meals Proclamation to\'4\lyy tbxk ik 1 + PPP d P P Pd .l P 1 PPi Pt e ai ?!.7./ BUSINESS OF THE CITY COUNCIL YAKIMA, WASHINGTON AGENDA STATEM ENT Item No.A.i. For Meeting of: March 5, 2019 ITEM TITLE: March for Meals proclamation SUBMITTED BY: Cally Price,Assistant to the City Manager SUMMARY EXPLANATION: Stacy Kellogg to accept proclamation ITEM BUDGETED: STRATEGIC PRIORITY: APPROVED FOR SUBMITTAL: City Manager STAFF RECOMMENDATION: BOARD/COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: ATTACHMENTS: Description Upload Date Type CI arch fir Meals pr la goo 2/14/ 019 r Me o 2 CItYOT (YAKEWA (PROCLAWtA7zoN WilEREAS, on Wlarcfi 22, 1972, President Wicfiard Nixon signed into Caw a measure tfiat amended the Order Americans Act of 1965 and estabCished a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years or order, and WilEREAS, Wears on Wheels America estabCished the Wlarch for Weals campaign in Ski arch 2002 to recognize tfie historic month, the importance of the Order Americans Act Nutrition Programs, both congregate and fiome delivered, and raise awareness about tfie escalating problem of senior hunger in America; and Wi EcEAS tfie 2019 observance ofslffarch for Weals celebrates 17years of providing an opportunity to support Weals on Wheels programs tfiat deriver vital and critical services by donating, volunteering and raising awareness about senior hunger and isolation; and Wi EREAS People Tor People Wlears-On-Wheels programs— both congregate and fiome delivered, in Yakima County have served our communities admirably for more than 50 years; and WIFEREAS, volunteers for People For People Steals-On-Wheels programs in Yakima County are tfie backbone of tfie program and they not only deliver nutritious meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are at significant riskof hunger and isolation, but also caring concern and attention to tfieir welfare; and tWREREAS, People For People Sfears-On-Wheels programs in Yakima County provide nutritious meals to seniors throughout Yakima County tfiat help them maintain tfieir health and independence, thereby preventing unnecessary falls, hospitalizations and/or premature institutionalization; and tWREREAS, People For People WIeals-On-PUheels programs in Yakima County provide a powerful socialization opportunity formillions of seniors to help combat loneliness and isolation; and WIFEREAS, People For People Sfears-On-Wheels programs in Yakima County deserve recognition for tfie contributions tfiey have made and will continue to make to focal communities, our State and our Nation. NOW, 77FERETOR,E, I?Cathy Coffey, WIayor of the City of Yakima and on behalf of the Yakima City Council, do hereby proclaim WI arch 2019 as the "17th Annual fktarch for meals Wtontli" in the City of Yakima and urge every citizen to take this month to honor our Wears-On-Wheels programs, the seniors tfiey serve and the volunteers who care for them. Our recognition of and involvement in, the national.2019 skfarch for Wears can enrich our entire community and help combat senior hunger and isolation in America. Dated this 5th day ofSkiarch, 2019 ?Kathy Coffey, Mayor