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Feds Feed Families: DOD Family Delivers - Feds Fighting Hunger - Food Drive July 15, 2015 - October 2, 2015

On July 15, 2015, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) kicked off the 7th annual government-wide Feds Feed Families (FFF) Food Drive Campaign. The campaign will run through October 2, 2015. The 2015 FFF slogan is "Feds Fighting 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 by pledging to participate and make a difference! Every contribution, big and small, will make a difference in the lives of those in need! In his memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work expressed his support of the campaign and encouraged the workforce to donate nonperishable food items.

News Stories

It's Not the Holidays, But It’s Still Donation Time

Many food banks struggle to keep food stocked during the summer months, but the Feds Feed Families campaign has helped lessen that problem. Since it began in 2009, the program has collected more than 39 million pounds of food; 14.9 million of those pounds were donated government-wide just last year. Story

Feds Feeds Families Program Closes Out Record-Breaking Year

Defense Department and other federal employees nationwide met and exceeded goals to answer the call and assist food-insecure households through this year's "Feds Feed Families" food drive, the Pentagon's team lead for the drive said. Story

 

DoD Hall of Fame

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 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. Feel free to use this spreadsheet to assist in your Hall of Fame Reporting.

 

2014 Hall of Fame:

Berthina Jamison, CPP/DCPAS, 253 lbs
DSS Southern Region Field Offices, 288 lbs
DSS Mill Rd., Chantilly, & CDSE Offices, 441 lbs
WHS, Enterprise IT Directorate, 2,400 lbs
WHS, Acquisition Directorate, 5,545 lbs
WHS, HR Directorate, 4,000 lbs
Lisa & Joseph Laviguer, DISA 3,797 lbs
DSS Headquarters@ RKB, 594 lbs
DSS Western Region Field Offices, 368 lbs
DSS Northern Region Field Offices, 344 lbs
DSS Andover & Northern Region Office "Northern Stars", 260 lbs
Honey Badger Soldiers, HHC, 1-30 Infantry, Army, 1,076 lbs
Fort Bliss Commissary Team, 18,900 lbs
Debbie Temesvary, DFAS, 400 lbs
Leon Mehnert, DFAS, 602.25 lbs
Robbin Patton, DFAS, 400IBS
Rose Talamantes, DFAS, 500 lbs
Martin Standke, DFAS, 378 lbs
Karen Dolan, DFAS, 400 lbs
Joyce Johnson, DFAS, 1000 lbs
LaZaleus Leach, DFAS, 800 lbs
Thomas Lawson, DFAS, 320IBS
Sally McManus, DFAS, 600 lbs
Carl Westermann, DFAS, 400ILBS
Karen St. Peter, DFAS, 520 lbs
Larry Lovelette, DFAS, 1,000 lbs
Jeffrey Stone, DFAS, 500 lbs
Patricia Burke, DFAS, 500 lbs
Heather Huntoon, DFAS, 600 lbs
Pam Nowicki, DFAS, 400 lbs
Deris Owens, DFAS, 360 lbs
Dennis Vok, DFAS, 700 lbs
Mark Atkinson, DFAS, 2,000 lbs
Ben Shaw, DFAS, 400 lbs
LaZaleus Leach, DFAS, 1,000 lbs
Linda Norrid 350 lbs DFAS
Kimberly McPeak 280 lbs DFAS
Ursula Woodbury 700 lbs DFAS
Kelly Murchison 280 lbs DFAS
Ruth Wolf 400 lbs DFAS
Patrick Menc 400 lbs DFAS
Gary Fine 400 lbs DFAS
Michael Fuse 260 lbs DFAS
Lanetz Speller 400 lbs DFAS
Mark Atkinson 1,000 lbs DFAS
Kerry Bishop 400 lbs DFAS
Carolyn Rauscher 500 lbs DFAS
Glenn Corbett 280 lbs DFAS
Charles Pollis 300 lbs DFAS
Robert Nally 260 lbs DFAS
Raymond Paul Gibson 400 lbs DFAS
Tony Hullinger 300 lbs DFAS
Constance G. Lennon 300 lbs DFAS
Rhonda G McDaniel 300 lbs DFAS
Freddie Washington 264 lbs DFAS
Ken White 350 lbs DFAS
Donna Withey 400 lbs DFAS
Ashley Judkins 334 lbs DFAS
Constance Lennon 400 lbs DFAS
John Votaw 400 lbs DFAS
Sean Burdick 400 lbs DFAS
Amy Sargent 1,200 lbs DFAS
Sharon Stokes 600 lbs DFAS
Emilee Mclarnan 400 lbs DFAS
Deidre Diorio 400 lbs DFASDiana
Brooks 400 lbs DFAS
Sherlene Morihisa 728 lbs DFAS
Cindy Albright 280 lbs DFAS
Randall Spicer 280 lbs DFAS
Tara Teague 600 lbs DFAS
Jerry Bean 1,200 lbs DFAS
James Wilkins 500 lbs DFAS
Paul Bullock 800 lbs DFAS
Kelly Wilson 600 lbs DFAS
Jennifer Knight 600 lbs DFAS
Cassandra Tomes 500 lbs DFAS
Phillip Tincher 1000lbs DFAS
Janice Cook 260 lbs DFAS
Jacqueline Middleton 400 lbs DFAS
Marie Roberts 400 lbs DFAS
Lora Clayborne 400 lbs DFAS
Tim Kuhl 400 lbs DFAS
Phyllis Rudisill 400 lbs DFAS
Neil Anderson 400 lbs DFAS
Jane Childs 300 lbs DFAS
Gail Crawford 300 lbs DFAS
Melissa Stevens 600 lbs DFAS
Juliann Smith donated 400 lbs DFAS
Emilee Mclarnan 400 lbs DFAS
Didre Diorio 400 lbs DFAS
Mathew Ladewig 260 lbs DFAS
Bonnie Walters 1,750 lbs DFAS
Melissa Stevens 500 lbs DFAS
Bonnie Walters 1,750 lbs DFAS
Juliann Smith 400 lbs DFAS
Emilee McLarnan 400 lbs DFAS
Deidre Diorio 400 lbs DFAS
Mathew Ladewig 260 lbs DFAS
Karin Gearhard, DCPAS, 361 lbs
San Antonio Field Office, USAAA, 3,703 lbs
Travis Jarmon, USAAA, 1,500 lbs
WHS Acquisition Directorate, 6,000 lbs
DSS Hanover Office "Souperstars", DSS, 743 lbs
Shobha Ramaswamy, DSS, 281 lbs
Linda Kjonnerod, DISA, 556 lbs
Kim Scott, DISA, 518 lbs
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, MEDDAC, 808.8 lbs
Kimberly McPeak, DFAS,280lbs
Kelly Murchism, DFAS 280lbs
Linda Norrid, DFAS 350lbs
Ursula Woodbury, DFAS, 700lbs
NOSC Syracuse Team, 932.92 lbs
Brad Plant, DFAS, 252 lbs
Cheryl Burton, DFAS, 480 lbs
Robin Patton, DFAS, 400 lbs
Aaron Gillison, DFAS, 679.5 lbs
Debra Stalling, DFAS, 500 lbs
Elizabeth Lusk, DFAS, 350lbs
Helen Shansby, DCPAS, 1,035 lbs
Howard Ferguson, DCPAS, 1,114 lbs
Jennifer Davis, DCPAS, 1,087 lbs
Tonya Pollard, DCPAS, 1,043 lbs
Diane M. Kuzma, DISA, 822 lbs
Monique Bragg, DISA, 872 lbs
Beverly Click, DFAS, 252 lbs
Bubba Hunt, DFAS, 350 lbs
Beverly Ward, DFAS, 350 lbs
Leslie Ingram, DFAS, 334 lbs

DoD Takes Action!

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!

 

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 dodhra.mc-alex.dcpas.mbx.dod-feds-feed-families@mail.mil, subject: GLEANING!

 

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.

Feds Feed Families Campaign Kickoff Message

On July 15, 2015, USDA held a National Kick Off event to officially start the 2015 Feds Feed Families Campaign. Once again, the Defense Department is stepping up to play a vital role in the campaign. Like prior years, USDA has not set a specific goal; however, all Federal Agencies are challenged to "beat our best". Last year, the DoD had a record-breaking year, donating over 3.1 million pounds to local food banks and charities to feed individuals who are food insecure. Let's "beat our best" and break that record again!  Together we can make a huge impact in the fight against hunger. Every contribution, big and small, will make a difference in the lives of those in need.

Feds Feed Families started in 2009, when U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf of Virginia told the then-director of the Office of Personnel Management, John Berry, how bad summer is for food banks. Donations drop and children do not have access to the school lunch programs that are so important to ensuring that they are well-nourished. The Feds Feed Families campaign is a big help in closing that gap. Our donations help ensure that those children are not greeted by empty shelves when they or their parents go to open a pantry.

As always, your support, enthusiasm, and participation are appreciated to make this year's effort a success!

 

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Upcoming Events

4th Annual DoD FFF Cover the Map Rally
Aug 27, 2015
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Pentagon Center Courtyard

4th Annual FFF Golf Tournament
Sep 19, 2015
8 a.m.
Bristow Manor Golf Course
Bristow, Virginia

FFF Festival and Chili Cook-off
Sep 29 , 2015

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.

'Virtual' Grocery Donations

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

Grocery bag graphic to illustrate amount of food donated Grocery bag graphic to illustrate amount of food donated
1,091,959 lbs.
August 11, 2015

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