This news comes from the USDA:
Tuesday was the kickoff for the 5th annual
Feds Feed Families Campaign.
The campaign is an annual food
drive in which federal employees throughout the country collect food for distribution
by food banks and shelters. In the past four years, federal government
employees around the country have donated over 15 million pounds of food
through the Feds Feed Families campaign.
The Feds Feed Families program started in 2009 and has been managed
on an annual basis by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. This
year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will lead the effort in
collaboration with managers from agencies across the government. The
2013 food drive officially began on June 1 and will run through August 28.
All Federal agencies across the country participate in the campaign
and federal employees are asked to donate non-perishable food items
throughout the summer. Those interested in additional
information on the Feds Feed Families campaign can email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions and inquiries can also be directed by phone to (202) 260-8953.