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USDA shares 'secret weapon' in Feds Feed Families donation campaign

Federal employees at the Department of Agriculture donated more food during the 2013 Feds Feed Families campaign than any other large agency. USDA is now sharing its secret weapon with other agencies in the hope it will help the government, as a whole, reach its goal of 10 million pounds of donated food in 2014.

Tags: Karen Comfort , USDA , Federal Drive , Stephanie Wasko

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 11:43am EDT
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Karen Comfort, National Program Manager, Feds Feed Families

It's time to rummage through your pantry. Feds Feed Families is in full swing. The annual food drive is a collaborative effort led by the Agriculture Department with help from the Chief Human Capital Officers Council and other agencies. Last year federal employees donated nearly 9 million pounds of food. Karen Comfort, national program manager for Feds Feed Families, joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to talk about this year's goals. Read a related story.

Tags: Karen Comfort , USDA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/17/2014, 11:01am EDT
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6th annual Feds Feed Families campaign kicks off for summer

The sixth annual Feds Feed Families campaign is now underway for the summer after a kick-off event on Monday. The theme of this year is to "Help Knock Out Hunger."

Tags: USDA , Tom Vilsack , Doug Keeler , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 06/03/2014, 10:03am EDT

Agencies rev up for 2014 Feds Feed Families food drive

June 1 marks the start of the sixth annual Feds Feed Families event where federal employees donate food items and their time to help the hungry. Last year's drive netted 9 million pounds of donated food.

Tags: USDA , Tom Vilsack , workforce , food drive , donations , Stephanie Wasko

Monday - 05/19/2014, 02:15pm EDT

'Fired up' feds celebrate their achievements

Federal employees celebrated their achievements Wednesday at the Feds Feed Families closing ceremony. This year, feds collectively donated nearly 9 million pounds of food.

Tags: USDA , Doug Keeler , workforce , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 09:13am EST
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Feds get 'fired up,' donate millions of pounds of food

Doug Keeler, national program manager of Feds Feed Families, says he's not surprised federal employees continue to donate food, even with sequestration and furloughs. Since 2009, the campaign has collected more than 15 million pounds of food, and it's striving for a goal of 25 million by Aug. 28.

Tags: Doug Keeler , USDA , donations , Shefali Kapadia

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 10:37am EDT
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Berry: Debt proposals won't dampen feds' giving spirit

Berry said he thinks feds will continue to donate at high levels in future drives, despite a two-year pay freeze and other proposals that could cut their pay and benefits

Tags: John Berry , OPM , CHCO , USDA , DoD , charity , Barack Obama , budget , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 04:51pm EDT
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Agencies launch Feds Fed Familes food drive

OPM Director John Berry is launching the drive today for partner agencies to collect non-perishable food at their offices for food banks.

Tags: OPM , John Berry , food drive , charitable giving , In Depth ,

Thursday - 05/26/2011, 06:57pm EDT
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