Resolution K386-2011

Commending the Food Bank of the Southern Tier upon the occasion of the unveiling of its new facility in Elmira Heights, New York

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  • Apr 12, 2011: adopted

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending  the  Food Bank of the Southern Tier
upon the occasion of  the  unveiling  of  its  new  facility  in  Elmira
Heights, New York

WHEREAS,  It  is  the  custom of this Legislative Body to pay tribute to
those organizations and individuals who devote their  energy,  resources
and  thoughtful  care  to improving the quality and character of life in
their communities; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
the Food Bank of the Southern Tier upon the occasion of the unveiling of
its new facility in Elmira Heights, New York; and
  WHEREAS, Upon reaching the limits of their facility, the Food Bank  of
the Southern Tier moved to a larger 65,000 square foot facility in near-
by Elmira Heights, New York, on Thursday, March 10, 2011; and
  WHEREAS,  For over 30 years, this vital Food Bank has been the leading
hunger-relief organization in the Southern Tier region; and
  WHEREAS, The Food Bank's network of over  185  hunger-relief  agencies
includes  food  pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, residential programs,
day care programs, senior  feeding  programs  and  other  not-for-profit
organizations  located throughout the six county service area of Broome,
Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, and Tompkins; and
  WHEREAS, The new facility includes a drive-in commercial  freezer  and
refrigerator;  through  this  facility, food distribution has grown from
1.5 million pounds in 1997 to nearly 7 million pounds today; and
  WHEREAS, The success of the Food Bank  of  the  Southern  Tier  is  in
direct  correlation  to  the  efforts of its volunteers and staff, whose
involvement is, and always has  been,  characterized  by  an  impressive
commitment,  an  unbridled enthusiasm, and an uncompromising standard of
excellence in all endeavors on behalf of the Food  Bank  and  the  popu-
lation it serves; and
  WHEREAS,  Organizations  of such singular distinction as the Food Bank
of the Southern Tier provide a model for enhancing the quality  of  life
in the community and, as such, merit the grateful praise of the citizens
of the State of New York; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commend the Food Bank of the Southern Tier  upon  the  occasion  of  the
unveiling  of  its  new  facility in Elmira Heights, New York; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue,
Elmira, New York.

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