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USDA Launches 'Feds Feed Families' Nationwide Drive
USAgNet - 06/02/2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture kicked off the 11th annual government-wide Feds Feed Families (FFF) campaign, which encourages employees from all federal departments and agencies to give in-kind contributions -- food, services, and time -- to food banks and pantries. This year's campaign highlights a summer of giving in June and July, along with seasonal reminders to donate throughout the year.

"During these challenging times with coronavirus, I am amazed by the generosity of the American people and their giving nature," said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. "Our USDA family has the most dedicated employees in the federal government and this campaign is our chance to help feed those in need."

The campaign focuses on online donations and virtual food drives, while also providing guidance for in-person donations and events as appropriate. Federal employees can go to the new website, the FFF Hub, to find out how and where to donate online or in-person at food banks and food pantries, how to organize virtual food drives, how to find field or warehouse gleaning opportunities, and how to share donation success stories. Since FFF in-kind donations are measured in pounds rather than dollars, the new website makes it easier than ever to record contributions.

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