CORRECTED (Capitol to Capital) COVER SHEET: President Clinton Announces New Food Security Initiatives in Visit to Capital Area Food Bank
                      VISIT TO CAPITAL AREA FOOD BANK
                             November 22, 2000

Washington, DC

Tour and Remarks at Capital Area Food Bank

President Clinton will visit the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington,
D.C., and participate in food distribution efforts for Thanksgiving Day
with senior citizen and student volunteers.  The President will tour the
Food Bank and then assist volunteers in sorting and loading food into
distribution boxes.

In his remarks to volunteers, community leaders and Americorps members
working at the Food Bank and supporting food security efforts, the
President will announce new initiatives to improve nutrition and food
security among senior citizens and low-income working families, and
strengthen community-based food delivery systems.  President Clinton will
emphasize that helping parents feed their families and seniors get healthy
food is a key priority that requires that we strengthen the nutrition
safety net and better support community efforts to address hunger.  To
address these needs, the President will announce a new program to enable
senior citizens to purchase fresh produce at farmers markets, new grants to
support community efforts to address nutritional assistance, and an
expanded federal purchase of produce to get food from the fields into the
emergency food system.  The President also will call on Congress to work
with him in restoring benefits to certain legal immigrants as part of this
year?s budget. In addition, the President will applaud the efforts of those
working to make the Capital Area Food Bank a success and will underscore
that government, private organizations, and all Americans must continue to
work together in combating hunger and poverty across the nation.

President Clinton will be joined on stage by of Agriculture Secretary Dan
Glickman and Lynne Brantley, Executive Director of the Capital Area Food
Bank.  Among those attending the event will be Harris Wofford, Chief
Executive Officer of the Corporation for National Service; local and
community officials; and over one hundred senior citizen and student
volunteers.  The President will be introduced by Lynne Brantley.

Order of Speakers
Dan Glickman, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Lynne Brantley, Executive Director, Capital Area Food Bank

(See attached fact sheet)

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