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City Council Proclaims September "Hunger Action Month"






WHEREAS,     hunger remains a significant problem in Texas, with approximately 4.3 million people suffering from food insecurity in our state; and

WHEREAS,    over 1.7 million Texas children live in households that have difficulty providing enough food and hardworking families must make difficult choices between necessities, such as rent, food, utilities and/or medicine; and

WHEREAS,     over 1,700 Dripping Springs residents potentially qualify to receive SNAP benefits but only 29% of them are actually receiving these benefits; and

WHEREAS,    Hays County Food Bank represents a county-wide effort to feed and provide nutrition education to the hungry, made possible by the generous contributions of individuals, civic organizations, local government, and businesses, including the more than 21,000 volunteer hours donated in 2017; and

WHEREAS,     Hays County Food Bank distributed over 700,000 pounds of food via its 7 public distribution sites, through multiple partner agencies, and to students through their backpack program, as well as provided a traditional holiday meal for over 6,000 individuals, over 170 of which reside in Dripping Springs; and

WHEREAS,     a $25 donation can provide 100 meals through the buying power of the food bank, and $30 provides a family with a turkey and traditional sides for a holiday meal; and

WHEREAS,    National Hunger Action Month is a Feeding America effort to raise awareness about the hunger epidemic in the United States and to encourage individuals to take action in some form against hunger;

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT PROCLAIMED by the City Council of Dripping Springs Texas:


  1. That month of September 2018 shall hereafter be known as “Hunger Action Month” in Dripping Springs, Hays County, Texas.


  2. The City of Dripping Springs City Council calls upon all citizens of Dripping Springs to pledge to take action against hunger in our community, whether it be by fund or food donation, volunteering, or advocacy.







Todd Purcell, Mayor

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