Feds Feed Families Campaign
USDA led the 2017 Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign with the support of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council and other agency partners. This year’s campaign began on June 1, 2017 and ended on August 31, 2017.
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. In Washington, D.C., the Capital Area Food Bank receives collections and distributes them through its network of more than 500 partner organizations. Through the amazing generosity of federal employees, the annual food drive has collected nearly 80 million pounds of food since the campaign began in 2009. This year more than 10.4 million pounds were donated and provided to food banks and pantries.
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 FFF 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 food donations, as well.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 campaign and we look forward to another exciting and successful campaign next year!
You may also contact Betty-Ann Bryce, the 2017 Feds Feed Families National Program Manager, at 202-720-9634.