Offered February 11, 2019
Commending the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
Patrons-- Mullin and Yancey

WHEREAS, in 2019, during the partial shutdown of the federal government, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank went above and beyond to offer assistance to furloughed federal workers; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, which usually receives fewer donations early in the year, addressed numerous challenges to ensure that it could continue to provide food to those in need; and

WHEREAS, members of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank distributed food to Transportation Security Administration personnel working without pay at Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport; and

WHEREAS, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank also set up a special distribution for furloughed workers between 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. each Friday for the duration of the shutdown; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby commend the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank for supporting furloughed federal government workers; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank as an expression of the General Assembly's admiration for its service to residents of the Commonwealth in need.