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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 began on June 26, 2019 and ends on August 23, 2019. The closing ceremony is on August 30, 2019.

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Feds Feed Families 2019 Fliers

  • Opening Ceremony (PDF, 282 KB)
    • Wednesday, June 26th, 1 - 2 pm
  • Two Can Tuesday (PDF, 117 KB)
    • Every Tuesday of the campaign
  • National Chili Cook-Off (PDF, 3 MB)
    • Tuesday, July 23rd, 11 am - 1 pm
  • Closing Ceremony
    • Friday, August 30th (Please save the date – more info to come)


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.