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Feds Feed Families: DOD Delivers - Supporting our Fellow Americans - Food Drive June 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2013

The fifth annual federal-wide Feds Feed Families Food Drive campaign is now under way. Defense Department employees nationwide have been asked to step up to meet this challenge by pledging to "participate and make a difference!" There is no government-wide collection goal for 2013; every donation big or small will be significant in the lives of those families in need. In his memo, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter expressed his support of the campaign and encouraged the workforce to donate non-perishable food items.

News Stories

'CANstruction’ Ends Feds Feeds Families

The 2013 Feds Feeds Families food drive culminated with a “CANstruction” contest and an awards ceremony at the Fort Bliss Trading Post, Aug. 29. Story

DFAS Indianapolis Director Leads Way in Campaign

Aaron Gillison, the DFAS Indianapolis site director, poses with his donation of 500 pounds to the Feds Feed Families campaign. Gillison's donation is tops in the Department of Defense for a single donator at this point. Shown with Gillison, from left, Amy Umhoefer and Maya Ariel; (back row) Eric Shelton, Charles Muwaliff, the DFAS Indianapolis Feds Feed Families site co-coordinator, Tekisha King and Susan Fuller. Photo by Steve Lawson, Corporate CommunicationsTo date, DFAS Indianapolis Site Director Aaron Gillison leads all of DOD for a single donator with his contribution of 500 pounds. Gillison explained why he donated: "It's important to take care of other people who need a helping hand." Story

Leadership, Learning, Development Division Steps Up

Not to be outdone, members from the Leadership Learning & Development Division from Defense Civilian Advisory Service (DCPAS), have once again stepped up to the plate to support this important initiative. Story

Success Story: Donations Supporting Salvation Army

Chief Petty Officer Ryan Arnoldussen of Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Ventura County with Lieutenant Manuel Gaytan, commanding officer of the Oxnard/Port Hueneme Corps and Lieutenant Daisy Gaytan from Salvation Army supporting 2013 Feds Feed Families (FFF) annual food drive campaign. In support of the 5th annual "Feds Feed Families" food drive, the NOSC Chief Petty Officer Association and the NOSC/CBMU 303 First Class Association donated more than 145 pounds of peanut butter to the Salvation Army/Oxnard/ Hueneme Corps, July 19, 2013. Story

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DOD Hall of Fame 2013

While the Department of Defense is appreciative of all employees who embrace the spirit of giving during this campaign, it gives special recognition to employees who make large contributions. This year, 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. 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. NOTE: Submissions will be accepted through August 30, 2013, and Hall of Fame inductees at all three levels will receive a certificate and recognition on DOD Feds Feed Families' website.

Hall of Fame Employees:

Joyce Johnson, DFAS, 420 pounds
Sherlene Morihisa, DFAS, 685 lbs
Aaron P. Gillison, DFAS, 500 lbs
Gregory Kmetko, DFAS, 1469 lbs
Nancy Mcdermott, DFAS, 325 pounds
Sally McManus, DFAS, 369 pounds
Carrie Anderson, DCAA, 250 lbs
Bill Arnold, DCAA, 250 lbs
Jason Besser, DCAA , 250 lbs
Tim Fawley, DCAA, 260 lbs
Chuck Houghtaling, DCAA, 1,000 lbs
Yanira Santiago, DCAA, 508 lbs
Marilyn Cayot, DCAA, 344 lbs
Susan G. Kelly, DCAA, 250 lbs
Adam Lattman, DCAA, 465 lbs
Rhonda Brown, DCAA, 265 lbs
MSgt. Shawn Hansen, USAF, 331 lbs
Stephen Turner, DCPAS, 252 lbs
Kalvin Laribo, DCPAS, 1060 lbs
Roxie M. Blackmon, DCPAS, 500 lbs
Aletrice E. Scott, DCPAS, 500 lbs
Sally McManus, DFAS, 369 lbs
Nancy McDermott, DFAS, 325 lbs
Karin Gearhard, DCPAS, 305 lbs
Chris Brown, DCPAS, 275 lbs
Aaron Gillison, DFAS, 500 lbs
Paige Hinkle-Bowles, CPP/DCPAS, 250 lbs
Cynthia Miller, DCPAS/IRD, 275 lbs
Robert Smoldt, DCPAS/IRD, 300 lbs
Dianne Zuzma, DISA, 493 lbs
Howard Ferguson, DCPAS, 430 lbs
Jennifer Davis, DCPAS, 330 lbs
Miguel Aviles-Perez, DCPAS, 330 lbs

DOD Takes Action!

Share your success stories (minimum 250 words) and pictures (minimum 1MB) of your agencies Fed Feed Families Campaign by email. Don't forget to credit the photographer and let us know who is in the photo!

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.

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.

Weekly Message Sept. 17, 2013

Thank you for your support of the 2013 DOD Feds Feed Families campaign. We are pleased to report that we have over 1.8 million pounds of food donated to food banks in the National Capital Region and across the nation!

These extraordinary results do not happen without the support and dedication of each of you. We are truly grateful for your generosity and commitment to feeding the hungry.

We encourage each of you to continue your service to others by volunteering throughout the year in your community. For more information visit the Capital Area Food Bank. The Corporation for National and Community Service has the United We Serve website that you can search for volunteer opportunities in your area. Together, we can continue to make a difference in our communities. Thank you.

FFF Festival

Thank you for helping us celebrate the Feds Feed Families Festival on August 29! The event, which was hosted by USDA, GSA, HUD, and DOE, featured live music, a dunk tank contest, putt-putt golf, and much more! Please see the event flyer for more information.

Cover the Map Event

The 3rd annual Feds Feed Families "Cover the Map" Rally was held on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Pentagon Center Courtyard. The Director of Administration and Management (DA&M) established the Rally to drive additional support and awareness for the campaign in the National Capital Region.

The Fifth annual Feds Feed Families Cover the Map Rally

Fifth annual Feds Feed Families Cover the Map Rally


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