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!
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.
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
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 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.
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 to the people at risk of hunger through online donations!
Food may be purchased online at Costco, Safeway, Peapod, or Amazon (or any other online retailer of choice) and delivered directly to your food bank of choice, such as the Capital Area Food Bank or a local food bank/pantry.
When asked where you want your donation delivered, provide the address to the food bank of your choice (see example below). Additionally, your national capitol food bank is listed below if you would like to donate to that location.
*Make sure you tell your FFF POC representative what you’ve donated!
*After donating online, please don’t forget to report the total pounds of food you donated to your agency/component FFF POC (if you print and post this flyer- insert your name and email address here) so your donation can be added to your agency/component totals and reported to the DoD FFF team at:
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.