Across the country, there continues to be a need to feed the hungry, particularly in the summer months when there are shortages in food banks and an increased need among children who are out of school and not benefitting from school lunch programs. Feds Feeds Families, or FFF, began four years ago to help fill a gap during the summer months, when food banks and pantries struggle with an increase in demand from families and individuals, but a decrease in donations.
As part of the 2012 FFF effort, the USDA office at 103 Rodgers Park Dr. is conducting a food drive for the Harrison County Food Pantry. This is a voluntary effort undertaken by Federal employees in America, who take time outside of their workday to collect and donate food and non-perishable items for food banks in their community.
Any non-perishable food items donated would be highly appreciated and can be dropped off at the Farm Service Agency/Natural Resources Office Building at 103 Rodgers Park Dr. off Oddville Avenue from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, Monday through Friday. Items will be collected through Aug. 31, 2012.