2021 Convention Resolution of Appreciation for Food Security Work

ND AFL-CIO 62nd Convention
A RESOLUTION OF THANKS AND APPRECIATION FOR UNION EFFORTS TO ADDRESS FOOD INSECURITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES

WHEREAS:    Food insecurity is a major hardship for many working families before, during and after the pandemic with 1 in 15 people and 1 in every 11 children in North Dakota facing hunger; and

WHEREAS:    The North Dakota labor movement was able to help distribute 324,000 pounds of food and 10,800 gallons of milk at nine events in five different areas through the USDA Farmers to Families food relief program; and

WHEREAS:    North Dakota Labor Councils, Building Trades Councils and dozens of volunteers who were instrumental in planning and executing fast, efficient and dignified local distribution of food; and

WHEREAS:    The West Area Labor Council / Red River Valley played a vital role in organizing and expanding these efforts to communities across the tri-state area; and

WHEREAS:    Erica Dalager from the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation was responsible for connecting North Dakota unions with the USDA Farmers to Families Program that made this outreach possible; and therefore be it

RESOLVED:    The North Dakota AFL-CIO sincerely thanks the labor councils, building trades councils and volunteers that made food distribution operations run smoothly and safely; and be it also

RESOLVED:    The North Dakota AFL-CIO sincerely thanks the West Area Labor Council / Red River Valley, their tireless work to organize and expand the role of our labor movement in fighting hunger; and be it also

RESOLVED:    The North Dakota AFL-CIO sincerely thanks the St. Paul Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO and Erica Dalager, St. Paul Labor Studies & Resource Center Community Liaison for all of the vital guidance and logistics that made this project a success.