June 1 marks the start of the sixth annual Feds Feed Families event where federal employees donate food items and their time to help the hungry. Last year's drive netted 9 million pounds of donated food.
Federal employees celebrated their achievements Wednesday at the Feds Feed Families closing ceremony. This year, feds collectively donated nearly 9 million pounds of food.
Doug Keeler, national program manager of Feds Feed Families, says he's not surprised federal employees continue to donate food, even with sequestration and furloughs. Since 2009, the campaign has collected more than 15 million pounds of food, and it's striving for a goal of 25 million by Aug. 28.
Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits
OPM Director John Berry is launching the drive today for partner agencies to collect non-perishable food at their offices for food banks.
USDA was among the top agencies that donated food for the Feds Feed Families program.
Throughout the summer, federal employees have been donating food to hungry families through the Feds Feed Families program. The initiative is being led by the Office of Personnel Management. Tomorrow, OPM Director John Berry will…
The Office of Personnel Management is challenging every federal agency to help collect at least a million pounds of non-perishable food by the end of August. This is one way the executive branch is practicing…