Feds Feed Families
USDA is the designated lead agency for Feds Feed Families (FFF), the annual government-wide food drive which encourages employees from all federal departments and agencies to give in-kind contributions -- food, services, and time -- to food banks and pantries. The Feds Feed Families campaign launched in 2009. In recent years, the focus has been on a summer of giving to help food banks meet the increased demand for food during summer break, when donations are typically lower and families with children do not have access to school meal programs. FFF also has seasonal reminders to donate throughout the year.
Why Get Involved
The campaign focuses on both in-person and online donations and virtual food drives, while also providing guidance for in-person donations and events as appropriate. Federal employees can go to the FFF Hub, to find out how and where to donate online or in-person at food banks and food pantries, how to organize virtual food-drives, how to find field or warehouse gleaning opportunities, and how to share donation success stories.
See the Progress
Since Feds Feed Families launched in 2009, this campaign has collected more than 99 million pounds of food for donation. In 2020 alone, federal employees donated more than 7 million pounds. USDA is the designated lead agency for the National Feds Feeds Families campaign for the U.S. government nationwide.