WASHINGTON, D.C. - Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced that U.S. Department of Energy employees and contractors collected and donated more than 120,000 pounds of food and supplies during the federal government's second annual "Feds Feed Families" campaign.
The Department of Energy and various other agencies across the federal government had a goal of collecting 1.2 million pounds of food this summer. The Department's contribution of 120,014 pounds of food and supplies amounts to more than 10 percent of the overall goal set by the federal government.
"This outstanding effort shows the tremendous commitment the Department's employees and contractors have to serving the nation and our fellow citizens," said Secretary Chu. "It speaks volumes about the generosity and civic spirit of our workforce, and I want to thank everyone involved for a job very well done."
"Feds Feed Families" is a government-wide effort led by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in partnership with the Chief Human Capital Officers (CHCO) Council. The food drive is designed to mobilize federal workers across the country in a time when food banks across the National Capital Region are seeing an increase in demand. The Department of Energy joined with OPM and the Department of Agriculture to co-chair this year's government-wide effort.