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Federal Food Drive Collects 5.7 Million Pound of Food

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The Fed Feeds Family initiative wrapped up on Wednesday, and smashed their goal with nearly six million pounds of food donated.
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The Fed Feeds Family initiative wrapped up on Wednesday, and smashed their goal with nearly six million pounds of food donated.

The U.S. Department of Defense wraps up its third "Feds Feed Families" drive Wednesday with almost six million pounds of food collected -- more than three times their goal of collecting two million pounds of canned food and dried goods over a three month period this summer. This was quite an improvement over the 1.7 million pounds of food that the program collected in 2010.

Feds Feed Families is a government-wide effort led by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Federal employees donate non-perishable food items to help bolster the stocks at food banks.

A portion of the food will go to the Capital Area Food Bank, which serves more than 700 soup kitchens and service organizations in the D.C. Metro area. The rest will be distributed to food groups across the country.

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