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Eliot E.
Democrat NY 16

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  • Honoring Michelle ``Missy’’ Palmisciano

    by Representative Eliot L. Engel

    Posted on 2013-12-19

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    ENGEL of new york in the house of representatives Thursday, December 19, 2013 Mr. ENGEL. Mr. Speaker, Michelle ``Missy'' Palmisciano is Founder and President of County Harvest--a non-profit food rescue organization she began in 2009 to ensure that good food otherwise being discarded was instead saved and delivered by volunteers to area soup kitchens, food pantries and homeless shelters.

    With more than 200 volunteers, and relationships with dozens of County-based agencies and food donor businesses, Missy and her award- winning organization do more than 60 food rescue runs each week and have collected over 1 million pounds of food since County Harvest began feeding thousands of men, women and children every year. County Harvest continually seeks new food donors and agencies throughout Westchester County.

    Missy is also a member of the Planning Board for the Village of Pelham Manor and an Advisory Board Member for Community Service Associates in Mt. Vernon. She has served as a Board Member for the Junior League of Pelham as co-chair of Community Outreach, member of the Prospect Hill Site Based Counsel, Board Member of Huguenot Nursery School and various committee roles supporting The Picture House and the Pelham Public Library's Novel Night.

    She and her husband James have three children: daughters Jessica, and twins Allison and Sarah. She is being honored by the Pelham Civic Association for her extensive work in helping her community to be a better, and healthier, place to live. I salute her for her good works and wish her every success in her future endeavors.


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