Feds Feed Families is a food drive that encourages employees from federal departments and agencies to give in-kind contributions – food, services, and time – to food banks and pantries of their choice. During this annual campaign, DHS and all federal employees have a unique opportunity to help those in need. Since the campaign started in 2009, federal employees have donated more than 99 million pounds of food to their local food banks across the country.
Feeding America, the Nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization estimates that more than 42 million Americans may experience food insecurity this year, including a potential 13 million children. In addition to a seasonal decline in food bank donations, summer is a particularly challenging season for families experiencing food insecurity because children who rely on them will not receive free or reduced-price meals at school.
This year’s Feds Feed Families campaign will end on August 31. Please consider making a donation or getting involved in any way you can to help combat hunger in your community. For more information about the campaign, including how to donate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit USDA’s Feds Feed Families website.