The Department of Agriculture Monday kicked off the 11th annual government-wide Feds Feed Families campaign. 

The effort 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. 

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue says, “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 2020 campaign focuses on online donations and virtual food drives, while also providing guidance for in-person donations and events as appropriate. 

The 2020 Food Drive focuses on healthy, nutritious foods. Participants may collect nonperishable foods and fresh foods, as appropriate for each food bank. 

Since Feds Feed Families launched in 2009, this campaign has collected more than 92 million pounds of food for donation. 

In 2019 alone, federal employees donated more than 2.8 million pounds.

Story Courtesy of NAFB News Service