Feds Feed Families Virtual Giving Underway
Now through Tuesday, Aug. 31, NIH is participating in the Feds Feed Families virtual summer food drive. Held annually since 2009, this campaign offers federal agencies the opportunity to fight hunger in their communities. NIH donated almost 298,000 pounds of food in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and at satellite locations during the 2020 campaign.
Many families are still heavily impacted by the pandemic. Taking care of basic needs, such as paying for housing, utilities and medical care continue to be challenging, especially purchasing food. This year’s campaign will again be run entirely online with three ways to contribute and track donations.
HOW TO DONATE
Donate groceries online: Purchase food via your favorite online grocer and have it delivered directly to any food bank or pantry.
Donate money online: Make a monetary donation to a food pantry or food bank.
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): Make a monetary donation to a food pantry or food bank through the CFC special solicitation.
WHERE TO DONATE
You can donate to any food bank or food pantry. Visit NIH’s campaign website at https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/FedsFeedFamilies/Pages/default.aspx for specific information on several local organizations, including the Children’s Inn, Safra Family Lodge, Capital Area Food Bank and Manna Food Center.
RECORDING YOUR DONATION
For NIH to receive credit for your contribution, record your donation on this website: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/10a5efa3de024beda91d4c61b0bc0a4f.
Select “U.S. Department of Health and Human Services” as your department and “National Institutes of Health” as your agency.
All donations will be tracked by pounds of food. For monetary donations, the site will use a national conversion rate from dollars to pounds.
The Office of Research Services is NIH’s sponsoring organization. For more information, visit the ORS website listed above. If you have any questions about the campaign, email FedsFeedFamiliesNIH@nih.gov.