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Feds Feed Families: DOD Family Delivers - Help Knock Out Humger - Food Drive June 1, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014

The sixth annual federal-wide Feds Feed Families Food Drive campaign is now under way. Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to step up to meet this challenge by pledging to "participate and make a difference!" There is no government-wide collection goal for 2014; every donation big or small will be significant in the lives of those families in need. In his memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work expressed his support of the campaign and encouraged the workforce to donate non-perishable food items.

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'Feds Feed Families' Food Drive Begins

The Agriculture Department's annual "Feds Feed Families" food drive began June 1, and officials have requested the Defense Department's help with logistical support and food donations. Story

DOD Hall of Fame 2014

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. This year, 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.

2013 Hall of Fame Employees:

Joyce Johnson, DFAS, 420 pounds
Sherlene Morihisa, DFAS, 685 lbs
Aaron P. Gillison, DFAS, 500 lbs
Gregory Kmetko, DFAS, 1469 lbs
Nancy Mcdermott, DFAS, 325 pounds
Sally McManus, DFAS, 369 pounds
Carrie Anderson, DCAA, 250 lbs
Bill Arnold, DCAA, 250 lbs
Jason Besser, DCAA , 250 lbs
Tim Fawley, DCAA, 260 lbs
Chuck Houghtaling, DCAA, 1,000 lbs
Yanira Santiago, DCAA, 508 lbs
Marilyn Cayot, DCAA, 344 lbs
Susan G. Kelly, DCAA, 250 lbs
Adam Lattman, DCAA, 465 lbs
Rhonda Brown, DCAA, 265 lbs
MSgt. Shawn Hansen, USAF, 331 lbs
Stephen Turner, DCPAS, 252 lbs
Kalvin Laribo, DCPAS, 1060 lbs
Roxie M. Blackmon, DCPAS, 500 lbs
Aletrice E. Scott, DCPAS, 500 lbs
Sally McManus, DFAS, 369 lbs
Nancy McDermott, DFAS, 325 lbs
Karin Gearhard, DCPAS, 305 lbs
Chris Brown, DCPAS, 275 lbs
Aaron Gillison, DFAS, 500 lbs
Paige Hinkle-Bowles, CPP/DCPAS, 250 lbs
Cynthia Miller, DCPAS/IRD, 275 lbs
Robert Smoldt, DCPAS/IRD, 300 lbs
Dianne Zuzma, DISA, 493 lbs
Howard Ferguson, DCPAS, 430 lbs
Jennifer Davis, DCPAS, 330 lbs
Miguel Aviles-Perez, DCPAS, 330 lbs

DOD Takes Action!

Share your success stories (minimum 250 words) and pictures (minimum 1MB) of your agencies Fed Feed Families Campaign by email. Don't forget to credit the photographer and let us know who is in the photo!

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 fedsfeedfamilies@cpms.osd.mil, 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.

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.

A Can a Day Keeps Hunger Away

5 WEEKS LEFT in the Feds Feed Families campaign! Three meals a day should not be a choice. And yet many parents can only do one: pay rent or buy food.

Over 20 million children receive free or reduced-price lunch each school day. Less than half of them get breakfast and only 10 percent have access to summer feeding sites. And for every 100 school lunch programs, there are only 87 breakfast sites and just 36 summer food programs.*

Do your part! Donate ONE CAN a day and help keep the hunger away! Support the DOD Feds Feed Families food drive and help ensure our children don't go hungry.

* www.dosomething.org, "11 Facts About Hunger in the US"

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Upcoming Events - Golf Tournament

The third annual FFF Golf Tournament will be held at Bristow Manor on July 27, 2014! Please see the flyer and registration forms for more information:

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'Virtual' Grocery Donations

It is easier than ever to provide food for those who are at risk of hunger AND contribute towards the campaign. Please consider donating virtually! Order food online and have it sent to a food bank of your choice.

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