The 2012 Feds Feed Families campaign kicked off this week with senior leaders from the Office of Personnel Management, Department of Defense and Department of Agriculture at an event at the Capitol Area Food Bank.
Feds Feed Families is a voluntary effort undertaken by federal employees across the country, who take time outside of their workday to collect and donate food and non-perishable items for food banks in their community.
In Washington, D.C., the Capital Area Food Bank receives collections and distributes them through their network of over 700 partner agencies.
Outside of the Washington area, agencies are encouraged to support their communities by either coordinating through their Federal Executive Board, or by reaching out to their local area food banks.
Over the past three years, the program has collected more than eight million pounds of food and non-perishable items.