This summer, USDA will lead the Feds Feed Families campaign with the support of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council and other agency partners, which officially begins on June 1 and will run through August 28, 2013. The celebratory national kick off will take place at the National Capital Area Food Bank on June 11th.
Since the campaign began in 2009, Federal workers have donated and collected 15.2 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items to support families across America. More than 85 percent of Federal workers live and work outside the Washington D.C. area, so we are helping communities in every state.
Last year we collected more than 7.2 million pounds of food, and are asking agencies this year to set their own goals again and beat their previous best! We know that Federal Employees will answer the call to help their neighbors and we are relying on you to help your Agencies collect more food than ever!
All Federal agencies, including Field components, are asked to participate in the campaign. The field agencies can share their collections with their local food banks; we are looking forward to ensuring the FFF campaign will stretch across America and be visible and active in every state.
Please bring non-perishable food items and place them into a designated collection box located in your Federal workplace.
Learn more about most wanted items in area food banks with this helpful guide (PDF, 911KB) from the Capital Area Food Bank.
Thank you for the work that you do to help your neighbors. We are looking forward to another exciting and successful FFF campaign. Share your progress, stories and photos on social media using the hashtag #FedsFeedFamilies
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