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With Thanksgiving Day approaching and a large need for food to help families in our community, the Utah County Board of Commissioners, proclaimed Thursday, November 15, 2012 as Feed America Day.

The County Commission is asking the citizens of Utah County to donate the equivalent of two meals in money or food to a charitable or religious organization for the purpose of feeding the hungry.

Proclamation

Feed American Day

November 15, 2012

WHEREAS, Thanksgiving Day celebrates the spirit of selfless giving and an appreciation for family and friends; and

WHEREAS, the spirit of Thanksgiving Day is a virtue upon which our nation is founded; and

WHEREAS, great numbers of Americans are suffering from hunger and other privations for a number of reasons, and the local need for assistance has increased significantly; and

WHEREAS, selfless sacrifice breeds a genuine spirit of Thanksgiving, both affirming and restoring fundamental principles in our society.

NOW, THEREFORE, We, the board of Utah County Commissioners, do hereby declare Thursday, November 15, 2012, one week before the traditional Thanksgiving, as

FEED AMERICA DAY
And call upon the people of Utah County to sacrifice, or fast, for two meals and to donate the generous equivalent in money or food to a charitable or religious organization of their choice for the purpose of feeding the hungry.

PROCLAIMED this 13th day of November, 2012