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DOE Joins Federal Agencies in Summer Food Drive

June 1, 2012 - 12:00pm


WASHINGTON, D.C. – The DOE is working with the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Office of Personnel Management and other federal agencies to help stock area food banks as part of the fourth annual Feds Feed Families campaign that runs June through August this year. 

The DOE Feeds Families drive, which is part of the greater federal effort, hopes to alleviate the severe shortage food banks in the Washington, D.C. region and U.S. face during the summer months. DOE hopes to collect at least 230,000 pounds of food this summer.

Last year, DOE and other participants in the Feds Feed Families campaign donated a record 5,793,446 pounds of nonperishable food items to local area food banks, far outpacing the goal to gather 2 million pounds.  The campaign is challenging participants to exceed their campaign collection goals this year.

Employees from EM at DOE headquarters are pitching in to help along with employees at field sites around the DOE complex. Designated collection boxes for non-perishable goods are located throughout federal workplaces. Most-needed items include canned fruits and vegetables, multigrain cereals, grains, soups, 100 percent juice drinks, condiments, snacks, and baking goods.

Additional information on this year’s campaign is available here.