NIH Exceeds ‘Feds Feed Families’ Goal
During this year’s annual government-wide Feds Feed Families campaign, NIH donated 49,228 pounds of non-perishable food items, greatly exceeding the 28,000-pound goal.
Over the course of 8 weeks, NIH’ers contributed to the campaign that will benefit three local partners—the Children’s Inn at NIH, Capital Area Food Bank and the Safra Family Lodge, as well as food pantries in the communities of NIH worksites in Arizona, Montana, North Carolina and Frederick and Baltimore, Md.
The successful effort combined employee generosity and diligent work by campaign lead, the Office of Research Services, which joined the Office of Acquisitions and Logistics Management to collect and sort donations and coordinate the giving with all 27 institutes and centers. In addition, food services vendor Eurest repeated its successful “Fighting Hunger” voucher program and added the new “Keep the Change” effort in its campus cafeterias; all proceeds (more than $6,000) directly benefitted the Children’s Inn and Safra Family Lodge.