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Feds Feed Families Food Drive

Kristin Miller and Ali Shell place cans of food in the collection bin

Kristin Miller and Ali Shell, local Champions for the Feds Feed Families, place cans of food in the collection bin at the VAMC Cafeteria.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Each summer, food banks experience shortages of food to provide to hungry families.  Recognizing this need, the Office of Personnel Management conducts an annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive, giving Federal employees the opportunity to donate non-perishable food items to help stock local food banks.  Last year, a record 5.7 million pounds of food was collected government-wide to assist families in need.
The food that we collect here at the Charleston VAMC will support the Low Country Food Drive (Charleston, Myrtle Beach and Beaufort) and Feeding America (Savannah and Hinesville), said Kristin Miller, local champion.

Additionally, any individual employee who contributes at least 250 pounds of goods will be recognized in the OPM Feds Feed Families Hall of Fame.

This year’s campaign will be run between June 1 – August 31.  The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is again participating in this campaign and has a goal of collecting at least 230,000 pounds of non-perishable goods.  We need all of you to help meet this goal.
“I personally get a rush anytime I am able to help someone else and I think this food drive is definitely a way for us to give back to our community by supporting our local food banks,” said Miller. 

“Most of us have non-perishable food stored in our cabinets; why not donate some of those food items to families that need it?  Our goal is 1,800 items. If every employee donated one item we could exceed that goal and really help many of our local families in need.”

The donation box at the VAMC is located in the Cafeteria by the Checkout Station.  Please call Kristin Miller at ext. 6294 or Ali Shell at ext. 7222 for more information. CBOC employees please contact  your POCs:

• Beaufort -  Angela Court  843-770-0444
• Savannah – Susan Robertson 912-920-0214  x2182
• Hinesville – Sara Caldwell  912-920-0214  x5833
• Myrtle Beach -  Dana King  843-477-0177  x2470




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