2020 FEDS FEED FAMILIES ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

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SUBJ/2020 FEDS FEED FAMILIES ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE//

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NARR/REF A IS MEMO FROM ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR MANPOWER AND 
RESERVE AFFAIRS FEDS FEED FAMILIES FOOD DRIVE CAMPAIGN 2020//

RMKS/1.  On 1 June 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture virtually kicked 
off the Annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive, requesting support from Federal 
employees to donate non-perishable food items to those in need.  The 
Department of Defense (DoD) is again participating in this years campaign and 
is soliciting our support.  The Office of the Acting Assistant Secretary of 
Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs is managing the drive for the DoD.

2.  In light of complications associated with the Coronavirus Disease 2019
(COVID-19) outbreak, the 2020 campaign will be executed virtually in 
communities where social distancing is in place.  This includes greater 
emphasis promoting online donations and virtual food drives, while also 
providing guidance for in-person donations and events as appropriate.  
Federal employees can go to the website: 
https://fedsfeedfamilies.ocio.usda.gov to find out how and where to donate 
online or in-person at food banks or food pantries, and how to organize 
virtual food-drives.

3.  In 2019, the DoD collected 1.03 million pounds of donated food of which 
the Navy and Marine Corps team contributed close to 3,000 pounds.  This was a 
tremendous achievement by all to help feed individuals in our communities.

4.  The food drive runs through 31 July 2020.  Please encourage participation 
and voluntary donations again this year.  Any questions concerning the 
campaign can be directed to Mr. Matt Medina, Department of the Navy Feds Feed 
Families Champion who can be reached via e-mail at matthew.a.medina1@navy.mil 
or (703) 693-0934.

5.  Released by the Honorable Kenneth J. Braithwaite, Secretary of the 
Navy.//

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