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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Feds Feed Families Campaign in Full Swing

Welcher stands at NIH Fighting Hunger information table in the CC south lobby

NIH FFF coordinator Corey Welcher answers questions at the 2016 Safety, Health and Wellness Day event hosted by ORS and NIAID.

Photo: Courtney Bell

NIH'er stands by drop-off bins under blue DATS tent holding a Fill the Truck sign

ORS Police, Fire and OD staff as well as NIDCR staff help kick off the program in front of Bldg. 1, which brought in 200 pounds of food.

Photo: Corey Welcher

NIH employees hold yellow signs that read: fill the truck, thank you for donating, drop off here in front of Bldg. 1.

Bldg. 1 is a Fill the Truck site for NIH’s campaign against hunger.

Photo: Corey Welcher

Harrison stands in cafeteria holding hunger-fighting campaign information.

NIH Donation Collection Manager Spike Harrison promotes the NIH Fighting Hunger campaign in the Bldg. 45 cafeteria.

Photo: Enrique Flores

Red sign on lawn reads: knock out hunger with one punch, buy a voucher with your lunch.

Lawn sign reminds NIH'ers to donate.

Photo: Corey Welcher

The 8th annual Feds Feed Families summer food drive is in full swing after kicking off on June 15. NIH staff are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to knock out hunger through Wednesday, Aug. 31. All donations will be directed to the Children’s Inn at NIH, the Safra Family Lodge and the Capital Area Food Bank.

Area food banks see a decrease in donations in the summer months, so now is the perfect time to help. Drop-off boxes are located in 11 on-campus and 18 off-campus buildings. In addition, staff can support the program by buying “Fighting Hunger” vouchers at Eurest cafeterias in Bldgs. 10 ACRF, 10 B1, 31, 35A, 41 and 45. All proceeds will be used to buy food items for donation. 

Last year, NIH employees donated more than 26,000 pounds of food, and we will no doubt top last year’s generosity this summer. For more information on the campaign and how to donate, visit or email

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