News>Base drive collects more than 2,000 pound of food donations
1st Lt. Alicia Harvey collects donated food Aug. 30 for the 4th Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive. Feds Feed Families is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal employees to bring non-perishable food items to their offices for distribution to local food banks.(U. S. Air Force photo/Sue Sapp)
9/7/2012 - ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. -- The 4th Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive campaign ran June 1 through Aug. 30. This voluntary effort is undertaken by federal employees across the U.S. who collect and donate food and non-perishable items for foods banks in local communities.
This year Robins collected and distributed 2,405 pounds of non-perishable food to food banks in Warner Robins. Those banks included Sacred Heart Christian Center and New Hope International food banks. A total of 15 collection points were located across base during the summer months.
The 2011 summer food drive resulted in federal employees donating 5.8 million pounds of non-perishable items. That government effort included more than 40 agencies. The annual event is a federal food drive organized by the Chief Human Capital Officers Council in partnership with the Office of Personnel Management.