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Feds Feed Families

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  • By By Airman 1st Class Mariah Haddenham
  • 36th Wing Public Affairs
Federal employees are voluntarily participating in "Feds Feed Families," an effort to donate non-perishable food items, using their offices as collection points and distributing the donations to local food banks.

"All donations received will go to the Salvation Army Food bank," said Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Major, 36th Maintenance Squadron training manager and food drive event coordinator. "The hope is that we all can do our part to support our neighbors and communities across Guam by giving what we can."

The 2011 food drive was a great success, with food donations across the nation totaling at 5.7 million pounds, almost three times the amount of the goal of 2 million pounds.

The tremendous success of the 2011 food drive was due to the efforts of all staff members within the Department of Defense. This year, agencies have been asked to set their own ambitious goals.

This initiative is an opportunity not only for DoD members, but also for the organization as a whole to show their care and commitment to helping those in need.

"All of our items collected will be sent to the Salvation Army in Tamuning," said Tech. Sgt. Elizabeth Scheid, 36th Operational Support Squadron noncommissoned officer in charge of airfield maintenance training and alternate coordinator. "We are striving to double the donations received last year."

Members of Team Andersen will be able to drop off donations until August 29. The commissary and each unit will have a designated drop location. For more information on designated drop locations and the program, contact your unit Feds Feed Families point of contact.

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