PUBLIC LAW 100-451—SEPT. 28, 1988
102 STAT. 1901
and to continue to aid hungry and malnourished people of the world; Whereas participation by private voluntary organizations and businesses, working with national governments and the international community, is essential in the search for ways to increase food production in developing countries and improve food distribution to hungry and malnourished people; Whereas the member nations of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations unanimously designated October 16 of each year as World Food Day because of the need to increase public awareness of world hunger problems; Whereas past observances of World Food Day have been supported by proclamations by the Congress, the President, the 50 States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the territories and possessions of the United States, and by programs of the Department of Agriculture, other Federal departments and agencies, and the governments and peoples of more than 140 other nations; Whereas more than 400 private voluntary organizations and thouSEmds of community leaders are participating in the planning of World Food Day observances in 1988, and a growing number of these organizations and leaders are using such day as a focal point for year-round programs; and Whereas the people of the United States can express their concern for the plight of hungry and malnourished people throughout the world by fasting and by donating food and money for them: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That October 16, 1988, is designated as "World Food Day", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, including worship services, fasting, educational endeavors, and the establishment of year-round food and health programs and policies. Approved September 28, 1988.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—S.J. Res. 336: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 134 (1988): July 26, considered and passed Senate. Sept. 16, considered and passed House.