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On June 10, 2016, the U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the 8th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families Food Drive Campaign. The campaign will run through August 31, 2016. The 2016 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting Hunger." Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to answer the call to fight hunger. We ask you to step up to meet this challenge. Together we CAN fight hunger; donate what you CAN to help! Every contribution, big and small, will make a difference in the lives of those in need! In his memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work expressed his support of the campaign and encouraged the workforce to donate nonperishable food items.
The Feds Feed Families Campaign is in full swing. The campaign officially began June 1 and will run through August 2016. Last year, we beat our best in the Defense Department by donating more than 3.2 million pounds to local food banks and charities to feed individuals who are food insecure. Let's continue this effort and strive for another record-breaking year! Let’s do better than our best!
Every contribution, big and small, will make a difference! This year's campaign theme is "Feds Fighting Hunger," and with your support we can work together to fight hunger and fill food banks during the summer months, when they face severe shortages of nonperishable goods.
Defense Department military and civilian members participated in a worldwide campaign that resulted in the donation of nearly 3.3 million pounds of perishable and nonperishable food to fill local food banks that provide food for families in need. Story
The Feds Feed Families campaign, a governmentwide food drive, runs through the end of this month. Story
This summer, federal employees will come together to nourish communities nationally. The USDA, once again, is leading the Feds Feed Families campaign, which runs June 1 through August 31, 2016. All federal agencies, including field components, are asked to participate. Story
Share your success stories (minimum 250 words) and pictures (minimum 1MB) of your agency’s Fed Feed Families campaign by email. Don't forget to credit the photographer and let us know who is in the photo!
While the Defense Department is appreciative of all employees who embrace the spirit of giving during this campaign, it gives special recognition to employees who make large contributions. Hall of Fame acknowledgement is given in the following three levels: 250 pounds for Hall of Fame recognition; 500 pounds for Gold-level recognition, and 1,000 pounds and over for Platinum-level recognition. Please note: Contribution totals can be cumulative.
Nominations into the Hall of Fame must be made and verified by the agency's chair. To submit a Hall of Fame nomination, send information by email with name of person donating, agency/organization, mailing address, total pounds donated, date(s) and photo and caption (if desired) with the subject: Hall of Fame Nomination. Feel free to use this spreadsheet to assist in your Hall of Fame Reporting.
Feds Feed Families can partner with farmers across the country to prevent the unnecessary wasting of food and simultaneously provide access to fresh and nutritious foods for low-income populations in a process called GLEANING. Please refer to the information below for more information on how to get started, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, subject: GLEANING!
The DoD Feds Feed Families Campaign challenges you to participate and make a difference. Donations big and small are significant in the lives of those families in need. Contribute to the spirit of giving.
It is easier than ever to provide food for those who are at risk of hunger AND contribute toward the campaign. Please consider donating virtually! Order food online and have it sent to a food bank of your choice.
Individuals reporting totals to the DoD Feds Feed Families team should fill out the Standard Reporting Template and submit it via email with the name of the activity and the phrase "ATTENTION REPORTING TEAM" in the subject line.
Individuals responsible for filing the reports also should check with their parent activity regarding any internal reporting requirements.
See the most commonly asked questions and answers about Feds Feeds Families.