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Feds Feed Families

Feds Feed Families Campaign

Once again, USDA will lead the Feds Feed Families campaign with the support of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council and other agency partners. This year’s campaign begins on June 26, 2019 and ends on August 9, 2019. Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 campaign and we look forward to another exciting and successful campaign in 2019!

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You may also contact the 2019 Feds Feed Families campaign at fedsfeedfamilies@usda.gov.

Feds Feed Families 2019 Fliers

  • Opening Ceremony (PDF, 282 KB)
    • Wednesday, June 26th, 1 - 2 pm
  • Two Can Tuesday (PDF, 135 KB)
    • Every Tuesday of the campaign
  • National Chili Cook-Off (PDF, 3 MB)
    • Tuesday, July 23rd, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Closing Ceremony
    • Friday, August 16th (Please save the date – more info to come)

Campaign Results

Feds Feed Families results used to be measured through pounds of food collected. With this being the 10th anniversary, USDA has decided to run the campaign differently. Instead of reporting out the pounds of food donated by agency or department, USDA will report out one metric across the federal government every Friday. For more information, please email fedsfeedfamilies@usda.gov.

Background

Feds Feed Families was created to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months when they traditionally see a decrease in donations and an increase in need. We partner with national networks of food banks and food pantries such as Feeding America, and for gardeners, Ample Harvest. One of the Feeding America food banks, Capital Area Food Bank, which serves the Washington, D.C. metro area, receives collections and distributes them through its network of more than 500 partner organizations across the area. Through the amazing generosity of federal employees, the annual food drive has collected over 80 million pounds of food since the campaign began in 2009.

All federal agencies, including field components, were asked to participate in the campaign. The field agencies shared their collections with local food banks, ensuring that the Feds Feed Families campaign stretched across America and was visible and active in every state. Additionally, special events such as the National Chili Cook-off and the annual weekend golf tournament brought in substantial food donations.