NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Nellis Airman participate in the Feds Feed Families campaign here June through August.
The Feds Feed Families campaign is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal employees to bring non-perishable food items to their offices for distribution to local food banks.
According to the United States Department of Agriculture last year’s Feds Feed Families campaign brought in 7.2 million pounds of food items.
The campaign couldn’t come at a better time according to Staff Sgt. Nichole Sedesse, United States Air Force Warfare Center protocol ceremonial NCO and a Feds Feed Families project coordinator.
Most donation campaigns only focus there donation efforts to the holidays but people need to eat all year long, Sedesse said. This is a great time of year to replenish food banks.
Sedesse said they chose to the Three Square food pantry to distribute the donations.
The Three Square food pantry collects and provides non-perishable food items such as canned foods, powdered milk, rice and beans.
Along with food items they provide personal hygiene products such as toothpaste and soap along with baby products such as diapers and baby wipes.
The USDA reports that since the campaign began is 2009, Federal workers have donated and collected 15.2 million pounds of food and other non-perishable items to support families across America.
“I’ve never been involved with something this big before,” Sedesse said. “It makes me feel very humble to be able to help and give back to the community.”