WHEREAS, North Carolina’s traditional school calendars end in the month of June and the majority of food-insecure, school-age children who receive free and reduced lunch are not guaranteed breakfast and lunch during their summer break; and
WHEREAS, of the 671,000 low-income children in North Carolina who receive lunch assistance during the school year, only 98,000 will be able to participate in feeding programs this summer; and
WHEREAS, the State of North Carolina is committed to working with NC ASSOCIATION of FEEDING AMERICA FOOD BANKS, and the citizens of North Carolina, to educate about the critical need to support the State’s food banks in their efforts to address hunger and raise awareness of the need to devote more resources and attention to changing the rules regarding summer programs for school-age children;
NOW, THEREFORE,I, PAT McCRORY, Governor of the State of North Carolina, do hereby proclaim June 2014, as “STOP SUMMER HUNGER MONTH” in North Carolina, and commend its observance to all citizens.
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