This Saturday, as hundreds of joyful volunteers packaging 75,000 meals for children and families looked on, representatives from the Miami-Dade Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board surprised FCE with a proclamation from Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, declaring March 25 Feeding Children Everywhere Day.
In Mayor Gimenez’s proclamation, he wrote, “I call upon the good people of Miami-Dade County to join me in noting the lasting and indelible contributions brought to our way of life by Feeding Children Everywhere, hoping that more people will take time to participate in this worthy cause.”
The impromptu ceremony took place at a Hunger Project hosted by the Miami Marlins in partnership with the Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board, the Miami-Dade Community Advocacy Board, and Brown & Brown Insurance. The 75,000 meals packaged that day will remain in South Florida and feed residents there.
The proclamation reads:
Whereas: It was once said, “All success consists in this: you are doing something for somebody – benefiting Humanity – and the feeling of success comes from the consciousness of this,” and Miami-Dade County is resoundingly committed to honoring those individuals, organizations and institutions who strive daily to make this sentiment a reality; and
Whereas: Currently 842 million people all around the world face hunger every day, and in order to help with this horrible issue Feeding Children Everywhere has been created, where persons can volunteer their time and make donations to assist those less fortunate; and
Whereas: Brown & Brown, the Hispanic Advisory Board, the Miami Dade Community Advocacy Board, the Miami Marlins, and Feeding Children Everywhere are partnering together to package 75,000 healthy meals for the Voices of Children Foundation in South Florida; and
Whereas: It is fitting and proper that official acknowledgment be given to all those who fight daily to aid disadvantaged people in our midst;
Now Therefore: BE IT RESOLVED THAT I CARLOS A. GIMENEZ, MAYOR OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, CHAIRMAN ESTEBAN BOVO, JR. AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ON BEHALF OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY AND THIS COMMUNITY, DO hereby proclaim Saturday, March 25, 2017, as
Feeding Children Everywhere Day
In Observance Thereof: I call upon the good people of Miami-Dade County to join me in noting the lasting and indelible contributions brought to our way of life by Feeding Children Everywhere, hoping that more people will take time to participate in this worthy cause.