The USDA is partnering with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the Chief Human Capital Officers, and other federal agencies in the 4th annual Feds Feed Families Food Drive. Feds Feed Families is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal employees around the country to collect and donate perishable and non-perishable goods to food pantries and banks in their communities.

The challenge, which began in early June, encourages USDA employees to “beat our best” and donate more than 1.8 million pounds of food, topping last summer’s donation by USDA of 1.79 million pounds of perishable and non-perishable food. Donations include fresh, healthy produce grown in People’s Gardens across the country and collected from partnering with farmers and neighbors in local gleaning efforts.