Feds Feed Families, a national food drive led by the Office of Personnel Management, said the food it collects this year will be donated to the Salvation Army.
Salvation Army feeds about 400 people every week. Children are now out of school, and so they aren't benefiting from school nutrition programs. The need is even greater throughout the country this year to donate to food drives.
Feds Feed Families' goal is to raise food for Americans struggling with hunger across the county. It began in 2009 as part of President Obama's United We Serve campaign and was designed to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months. A time when they traditionally encounter decreases in donations and increases in the need for assistance.
The 2012 Feds Feed Families Food Drive began nationwide on June 1 and ends on Aug. 31. USDA has set a goal of raising 1.8 million lbs of food during the 2012 Feds Feed Families food drive. This food drive is a collection of healthy food, both canned and fresh when possible. Healthy foods should be reduced in fat, sugar, and salt. Donations from the community would be greatly encouraged. Anyone can help!
Donation for this year's Feds Feed Families can be dropped off at the USDA-NRCS Saipan Service Center. A drop box has been placed in the front reception area of the office located on Beach Road in the D.Y. Building in South Garapan.
For more information, please call 233-3415 ext. 106 and ask for Puna. Or you can e-mail email@example.com. Thank you and I hope you can find a way to help the hungry in our community! (PR)