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The DoD Family Delivers


On June 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the 9th annual governmentwide Feds Feed Families food drive campaign. The campaign will run through Aug. 31. The 2017 FFF slogan is "Feds Unite Against 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!

Food Drive June 1 - August 31, 2017

The 2017 DoD Feds Feed Families Campaign Kicks Off

The Feds Feed Families campaign is in full swing. The campaign officially began June 1 and will run through Aug. 31. 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 Unite Against 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.

News Stories

Valerie Thompson, DoD Feds Feed Families champion, and volunteer Orlando Lau collect tomatoes to help fight hunger at the nonprofit Mid-Atlantic Gleaning Network.DoD’s Feds Feed Families Campaign Breaks Record to Fight Hunger

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

Food donations fill a box at the charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative at the PentagonDoD Makes Last-Minute Push for 'Feds Feed Families' Food Donations

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a governmentwide food drive, runs through the end of this month. Story

DoD Takes Action!

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!

DoD Hall of Fame 2017

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 more for Platinum-level recognition. Please note: Contribution totals can be cumulative.

Nominations for 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 the name of the person donating, their agency/organization name, 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.

Upcoming Events

  • Coming Soon


  • Start getting your teams ready for this year's FFF Golf Tournament, July 29, 2017, at the Bristow Manor Golf Club in Virginia. The cost is $65 per player for golf and lunch, plus 50 pounds of food.

Gleaning - Preventing Waste, Feeding the Hungry

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, subject: GLEANING!

Most Wanted List in the National Capital Region

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.

Current Donations

Grocery bag graphic to illustrate amount of food donated Grocery bag graphic to illustrate amount of food donated
1,276,676 lbs.
July 31, 2017

Reporting Donations

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.