The Morris County Board of Freeholders had proclaimed November as Hunger and Homelessness Month in Morris County, calling attention to the county’s neediest residents, especially during the holiday season, and asking all county residents to do what they can to help their less fortunate neighbors.

“The freeholders are issuing this proclamation, fittingly, on the week of Thanksgiving, when families and friends come together to share the comfort of their homes and special meals to celebrate the day,’’ said Deputy Freeholder Director Hank Lyon.

“This is a time for us all to think about what we are thankful for, a perfect time to share compassion with our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness, and to work towards a world where none of our county residents have to experience homelessness and hunger,” he added.

Accepting the proclamation at Monday’s Freeholder Board meeting in Morristown were representatives of many of the county’s social services agencies that provide assistance to homeless and distressed residents: Market Street Mission, Mental Health Association of Morris County, Family Promise of Morris County, St. Clare’s Hospital, the Interfaith Food Pantry, and Homeless Solutions, plus the Morris County Department of Human Services and Morris County Continuum of Care.

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