October 23, 2021

At the October 19, City Council meeting, Mayor Bill Baird issued a proclamation recognizing November as Feed Lee’s Summit Month. The purpose of Feed Lee’s Summit Month is to bring awareness to hunger in the community and encourage citizens and businesses to help diminish hunger in Lee’s Summit by supporting “Feed Lee’s Summit,” an event to raise money for local nonprofits that work to provide food for those in need. The Mayor issued the following proclamation:

WHEREAS, hunger is a universal social problem increasing in cities across the country and throughout the world; and,

WHEREAS, children, senior citizens, veterans, the disabled, the unemployed, the poor and the homeless are all affected by hunger; and,

WHEREAS, finding solutions to end hunger is an on-going challenge and providing food for individuals and families is a top priority for local non-profit organizations in the City of Lee’s Summit; and,

WHEREAS, our community is comprised of compassionate, philanthropic people who desire to help their neighbors and fellow citizens by supporting and contributing to local non-profit organizations; and,

WHEREAS, to help alleviate hunger in our community, on November 18, 2021, the three Rotary Clubs of Lee’s Summit are sponsoring the “Feed Lee’s Summit” fundraising event and will donate proceeds to Coldwater, Lee’s Summit Social Services, Meals On Wheels and One Good Meal benefiting over 4,700 residents.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, William A. Baird, by virtue of the authority invested in me as Mayor of the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, do hereby proclaim November 2021 as


to bring awareness of hunger in the Lee’s Summit community and to encourage our citizens and businesses help diminish hunger in our hometown.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, this 19th day of October, 2021.

Attending the proclamation event were Monte Stull of Coldwater, Dan Shepard of Lee’s Summit Rotary Club, Roberta McArthur of One Good Meal, Monica Humbard of Coldwater, Megan Salerno of Lee’s Summit Social Services, Bill Baird – Mayor of Lee’s Summit, Susie Newsome of Meals On Wheels, John McDonald of Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Frank Blanck of Lee’s Summit Downtown Rotary Club and Carl Froeschle of Lee’s Summit Sunrise Rotary Club.

Feed Lee’s Summit is an annual event hosted this year by the three Lee’s Summit Rotary Clubs for the purpose of raising funds for the above-mentioned food pantries in Lee’s Summit. Feed Lee’s Summit is scheduled on November 18, 2020, at 5:30 p.m., at the John Knox Village Pavilion. Tickets and details of the event can be found at www.feedls.org.