Alabama Legal Food Frenzy Weeks

By the Governor of Alabama
WHEREAS, more than one in four children in Alabama come from families that experience food hardships; and
WHEREAS, Alabama’s eight regional food banks distributed more than 50 million pounds of food in 2016 through their network of more than 1,500 partner agencies and pantries, and the need continues to grow; and
WHEREAS, food donations are traditionally slow in late spring and early summer as families focus on end-of-school activities and summer vacations; and
WHEREAS, food banks and their agencies see the demand for food increase during this time of year as the 385,000 children who depend on access to breakfast and lunch at school are home for the summer months; and
WHEREAS, only 10 percent of children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year have access to summer meal programs; and
WHEREAS, in response to these challenges, the Alabama Attorney General’s Office, Alabama State Bar and Alabama Food Bank Association will join together to help end child hunger with the 2017 Alabama Legal Food Frenzy set for April 24th through May 5th, 2017, when law firms across the state will compete to see who can raise the most food and funds for the eight regional food banks in Alabama:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kay Ivey, Governor of Alabama, do hereby proclaim April 24th through May 5th, 2017, as
Alabama Legal Food Frenzy Weeks
in the State of Alabama.
Given Under My Hand and the Great Seal of the Office of the Governor at the State Capitol in the City of Montgomery on the 3rd day of May 2017.
Kay Ivey