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Governor Proclaims Tuesday Hunger Awareness Day

June 4, 2007 — Tuesday will be Hunger Awareness Day in the territory, set aside to recognize the low-income working families, individuals, seniors and children struggling to meet basic food and nutritional needs, according to a Government House news release.
As of 2004, approximately 27.4 percent — or slightly more than one of every four people — live in poverty in the territory, which results in many struggles, including deficiencies in their diets as part of their daily living, according to the news release.
"All persons living in the U.S. Virgin Islands should have sufficient food, water and nutrients to thrive and live productively," said Gov. John deJongh Jr., who made the Hunger Awareness Day proclamation. "I call upon all residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands to unite and support the efforts of those actively working to defeat hunger and to participate in the various activities to be held in connection with this observance."
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