Base drive collects more than 2,000 pound of food donations

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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.