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Feds Feed Families

Campaign ended August 31st.
Thank you for your generous donations!

Defense Department Launches Campaign

The federal-wide Feds Feed Families Food Drive campaign is well underway. Federal employees nationwide are stepping up to meet this challenge by gathering 2 million pounds of food for families in need this summer. In the memo below, Deputy Secretary of Defense William J. Lynn, III, expresses his personal support of the campaign and encourages the DOD workforce to donate.

Top Stories

Department Celebrates Food Drive Success

WASHINGTON, Oct. 12, 2011 - The Defense Department joined its co-sponsor, the Agriculture Department, and other government agencies to celebrate the successful completion of 2011’s “Feds Feed Families” campaign. Story

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Community
Joins Federal Food Collection Drive

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Oh., Sept. 9, 2011 - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is helping to feed families that are in need in the Dayton area through the Feds Feed Families campaign. This year the group collected 9,473 pounds of food and other items. Story

Competition Drives ‘Feds Feed Families’

WASHINGTON, Nev., Aug. 25, 2011 - When program organizers were tasked with garnering 733,800 pounds of donated food, friendly competition went viral within the military services. Story

Nellis Participates in Nation's Third Annual
"Feds Feed Families" Food Drive Campaign

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev., Aug. 16, 2011 - The goal began at 1,000 pounds of food collected for Imperial Valley families. But through the past two months Naval Air Facility El Centro personnel have brought in more than 4,000 pounds, well beyond the previous goal and on the way to 5,000 pounds of food for the local community. Story

Navy Effort Feeds Imperial Valley Hungry

NAVAL AIR FACILITY EL CENTRO, Aug. 3, 2011 - The goal began at 1,000 pounds of food collected for Imperial Valley families. But through the past two months Naval Air Facility El Centro personnel have brought in more than 4,000 pounds, well beyond the previous goal and on the way to 5,000 pounds of food for the local community. Story

Belvoir Commissary Supports Feds Feed Families

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2011 - Commissaries in the U.S. have joined with other government agencies and organizations to support the 2011 Feds Feed Families food drive campaign, which runs through August. Customers who visit their military store will see marked bins near commissary entrances or exits, where they can donate nonperishable food and daily hygiene items. Story

Food Locker Depends on Constant Support

FORT RUCKER, Ala., July 20, 2011 - Feeding Families is a long tradition at Fort Rucker. Year after year, generous Soldiers, Families and civilians contribute to the post Food Locker and holiday food donation programs sponsored by Army Community Service. Story

Fort Drum Joins 'Feds Feed Families' Food Drive

While the downturn in the economy continues to affect millions around the country, needy families in the North Country should know that a federal effort, which includes Fort Drum personnel, is extending a helping hand to the community this summer. “We are fortunate, very fortunate," said Hal Greer, Fort Drum Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation director. "Some of our citizens find themselves in need due to circumstances that they don’t control. Sharing with them is a hallmark of our proud American character.Story

'Feds Feed Families' Drive Accepting Donations

RICHMOND, Va., 2011 - DLA Aviation employees across the country generously reached out and helped those in need throughout the winter holidays with food donations to local food banks. The opportunity is available again with the "Feds Feed Families" campaign.

The Defense Department is taking a lead role in a nationwide campaign challenging federal employees to donate to their local food pantries. Story

Department Leads Nationwide Food Drive

WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 - The Defense Department is taking a leading role in a nationwide campaign challenging federal employees to donate to their local food pantries. Story

Federal Officials Launch 2011 Food Drive

WASHINGTON, May 25, 2011 - U.S. Office of Personnel Management Director John Berry, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and OPM officials launched the third annual Feds Feed Families food drive at the Capital Area Food Bank. News Release/ Video | More Photos

DOD Takes Action

OPM Hall of Fame

Office of Personnel Management wants to recognize employees who embrace the spirit of the Feds Feed Families campaign by making single contribution totaling 250 pounds or more. Employees who make such a contribution will be inducted into the Hall of Fame and they will be recognized for their contribution.

All U.S. government employees are eligible regardless of their geographical location. Nominations into the Hall of Fame must be made by their agency's chair or champion, submissions from anyone who is not an agency chair or champion will not be counted.

To submit a Hall of Fame member, send information by email with name of person donating 250 pounds of food or more, address, pounds donated, date, and photo (with caption) if possible.

Why?

Food banks across the National Capital Region and around the country are facing severe shortages of non-perishable items, just as summer begins and children are left without school nutrition programs. Federal employees nationwide are stepping up to meet this challenge by gathering 2 million pounds of food for families in need this summer. We hope you'll join us!

Conducting a Successful Campaign

Share your success stories and pictures of your agencies Fed Feed Families Campaign by e-mailing them to:

Most Wanted List in the
National Capital Region

The 2011 Feds Feed Families collection goal is 2 million pounds. The DOD goal is 733,800 pounds. Help us reach that goal by donating the items on the Most Wanted List PDF file.

Frequently Asked Questions

See the most commonly asked questions and answers about Feds Feeds Families.

Surpassing Our Goal: 733,800!

2,004,613 lbs.
Sept. 25, 2011

Gratitude

Families and organizations are grateful to receive the benefits of the 'Feds Feed Families' campaign. Click the links below to read their responses.

"Cover the Map" Competition

Participate in the “Cover the Map” Competition Commissary Program for retired and active duty military members Aug. 19-25, 2011. Complete and bring your order sheet to your participating local commissary. Download the documents below for more information.

Competition Documents

Video

The Navy is on a mission to help support 'Feds Feeds Families.'

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Download the Poster

Download and localize the Feds Feed Families campaign poster (editable PDF)

Download the Bumper Sticker

Download and print the Feds Feed Families Bumper Sticker