DoD

July 19, 2012

Feds Feed Families campaign heats up

By Caroline Keyser
Warrior editor

The Fort Irwin community has a new way to help those in need.

The Feds Feed Families campaign, a government-wide annual infinitive to provide non-perishable food items to families in need, is in full swing at Fort Irwin. Through Aug. 31, anyone interested in helping out can bring items to donate to the large bin near the entrance to the Fort Irwin Commissary. Or, community members can purchase ready-made bags of food to donate that include water, noodles, canned vegetables, tuna, and drink mix. The bags cost $9.23, not including DeCa surcharge.

All donations this year will benefit Desert Manna Ministries in Barstow. In addition to a homeless shelter, the non-profit organization provides lunches to children in need, help in crisis situation, and aid to travelers stranded along I-15.

“This is just one more opportunity we have to reach out and make a contribution to the community,” said Cynthia Hernandez, commissary director.

A goal of 6,000 pounds of donated food has been set this year for Fort Irwin. Hernandez said she is confident the community can meet that goal.

“I would encourage people to contribute because we’re all here to serve,” she said.

For more information, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office

Thank You Vietnam Veterans

Photo by Gustavo Bahena, Public Affairs Office Alexander Primero, pictured with wife Delia, served two tours with the U.S. Army in Vietnam during 1968 to 1971. They both attended the 50th Vietnam Veterans Commemoration ceremony...
 
 
candles

Choosing to act, intervene for fellow humans

At the ceremony, a lighting of seven candles remembered the victims of the Holocaust. The Fort Irwin community honored the annual Days of Remembrance observance with a ceremony here, April 8. The national commemoration period t...
 
 
Officer_Camara

Texting, speeding, high beams – a reminder for all drivers

California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Camara California Highway Patrol public information officer Ryan Camara was interviewed by the installation’s Public Affairs Office. His comments are supplemented with related highway sa...
 

 
Photo by Casey Slusser, TASC

Soldiers, community in Denim Day Walk support victims

Photo by Guy Volb, Public Affairs Office National Training Center and Fort Irwin Commander Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, his spouse Lean Martin, and NTC staff led the procession through several streets on Fort Irwin. Leadership, So...
 
 

News Briefs May 2015

May 3-9 is Public Service Recognition Week By The Partnership for Public Service Celebrated the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Our theme for PSRW 2015 is...
 
 
JesusAguilar

Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Jesus Aguilar (right), Burger King employee, serves a customer his breakfast. BEST Opportunities job coach Angelika Felix was coaching Aguilar on his second day of work after an accident resulted in the amputation of his right ...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin