Volpe Supports Government-wide Feds Feed Families Initiative
The Volpe Center is contributing to Feds Feed Families - a Nationwide, Government-wide effort, led by the Office of Personnel Management in partnership with the Chief Human Capital Officers Council.
The goal is to collect 1 million pounds of food from Federal employees and staff are being encouraged to donate five pounds of food items through a summer food drive. As of June 24, 27,654 pounds of food has been collected nationwide for food pantries.
The Volpe Center's first round of donations were provided at the end of June to the Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House (MFNH) located in one of the most densely populated and diverse neighborhoods of Cambridge. The organization was founded in 1902 and today provides services to over 1,500 children, youth, families and individuals each year.
Our Nation's food pantries need our support more than ever. Their stock is diminishing at an alarming rate and they are facing severe shortages of non-perishable items, just as summer leaves more children without school nutrition programs.
Follow the progress of this Federal effort on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fedfooddrive