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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

‘Feds Feed Families’ Ends for Summer 2020 with Almost 150 Tons of Food

The Feds Feed Families summer food drive, held annually since 2009, ran this year from June 1 through July 31. The campaign lets federal agencies and staff fight hunger in their communities. 

At the drive’s summer 2020 close, NIH staff across the country had donated 297,201 pounds of food. HHS as a whole donated 395,655 pounds of food. 

Due to Covid-19, the need for food donations has been urgent. The campaign adapted to the social-distancing guidelines and was run entirely online. NIH’ers contributed in several ways: They donated groceries or monetary gifts online, or via a Combined Federal Campaign special solicitation. 

Beneficiaries included several organizations with close ties to NIH, including the Children’s Inn at NIH and the Safra Family Lodge. For more details on the NIH campaign, visit

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