Feds Feed Families continues at joint base

(Via Ho’okele News)

0815-34Brandon Bosworth

Assistant Editor, Ho’okele

The Feds Feed Families program is in full swing at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Feds Feed Families is a charitable campaign led by the United States Department of Agriculture that collects canned goods and non-perishable food items for those in need

The campaign has been held annually since its launch in 2009. Since then, service members and federal workers have donated and collected 24.1 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items to support families across America.

Chief Religious Program Specialist Kimberly Bell said so far collections at JBPHH have been steady, except for one unexpected snag.

“It’s been going well but got slower in the first part of August,” she said. “That’s probably because of the hurricanes. You have to have canned food during a hurricane.”

Now that the threat of twin hurricanes has passed, Bell hopes to see donations pick up again before the Feds Feed Families drive ends on Aug. 31.

Collection boxes for canned goods and non-perishable food items have been placed at several locations around JBPHH, including base chapels, the Naval Surface Group Mid-Pacific administration building, and the third floor of building 150. Some individual commands have their own collection boxes.

For more information, call Chief Religious Program Specialist Kimberly Bell at 473-4512 or visit http://www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.

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