Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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June 26, 2014

Feds Feed Families campaign under way

CROSSVILLE — This summer, USDA will once again lead the 6th Annual Feds Feed Families campaign with the support of the Chief Human Capital Officers Council and other agency partners. This annual food drive, which began in 2009 as part of the United We Serve campaign, was designed to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months, a time when they traditionally encounter decreases in donations and increases in the need for assistance.

The 2014 Feds Feed Families Food Drive began nationwide June 1, 2014 and ends on August 27, 2014. As a world-wide leader on issues of food and hunger, USDA has been one of the leading agencies in total contributions over the past three years. The local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA), along with the Cumberland County Soil Conservation District (SCD), have teamed up to make this food drive a success for Cumberland County. Their plan is to give the donated items locally to the House of Hope, the Avalon Center, and the Bread of Life.

The organizations are requesting your help in their goal. Even though this is a food drive, they will accept other items as well. These agencies provide services to people of all ages and offer services other than food. They can use a wide variety of other items such as household paper products, cleaning products, personal care products for adults and children, and linens. The food items are the standard needs of any household kitchen, preferably non-perishable items.

The local USDA Service Center is located at 314 Old Jamestown Hwy., Crossville, and can be reached by phone at (931) 484-5442 ext. 3, or (931) 484-6520 ext. 2. Donated items can be dropped off at the Service Center at either the NRCS/SCD office or the FSA office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, until August 27, 2014.

Please help fill this need in “Our Community”!

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